AMN Healthcare Services appoints new chief financial officer
AMN Healthcare Services, the nation's largest provider of comprehensive healthcare staffing and workforce solutions, announced today that Brian M. Scott will become chief financial officer and chief accounting officer effective January 24, 2011. Scott, who joined AMN in 2003, has been senior vice president of operations finance and business development and will report to Susan R. Salka, AMN president and chief executive officer.
Scott will succeed Bary G. Bailey who will become an operating partner of Cressey & Company, a healthcare-focused, private investment firm with more than $1 billion in assets under management. Bailey will remain with AMN in an advisory role through the end of February.
Scott currently oversees the company's corporate financial planning and analysis, capital funding and business development activities. In addition, he has significant involvement with financial reporting, tax and investor relations. Since joining AMN, Scott has served in a variety of financial and operational roles including president of AMN's pharmacy staffing division and overseeing all accounting operations and SEC reporting.
"Bary Bailey has made a significant contribution to AMN including the financing of our recent acquisition of Medfinders, as well as the strategic positioning of the company for future growth," said Salka. "A major accomplishment was invigorating the strength of our financial team which Brian will now lead.
"All of us at AMN understand the lure of a private equity partnership for Bary and I personally thank him for his outstanding efforts which have added significant value to the entire organization. Our opportunity going forward is driving results through innovative clinical staffing and workforce solutions and disciplined financial management. Brian's financial skills make him the perfect candidate to lead this effort," Salka noted.
"I am very excited to step in and take on the continued responsibility of advancing and implementing AMN's strategy of delivering value to our shareholders and our healthcare clients," said Scott. "Bary has been an excellent mentor and partner and his contributions to AMN have helped advance our strategy in a very meaningful way."
Scott started his career in San Francisco with KPMG and later was a partner in a mid-sized CPA firm. Prior to joining AMN, he served as controller of a biotechnology company. He is a certified public accountant (inactive) in California, and received his bachelor's degree in accounting from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.