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Vincent M. Kickirillo, CFA, CVA
Vincent M. Kickirillo is the leader of Valuation and Transaction Advisory Services at VMG Health and is based in the Dallas office. He has over 30 years of experience providing financial, valuation, and transaction advisory services and solutions to clients in the healthcare industry. His clients include corporations, boards of directors, “C-level” executives, and legal counsels for entities such as hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, radiation therapy centers, physician practices, risk bearing entities, and other healthcare entities. He also has extensive experience serving Private Equity backed healthcare entities.
Prior to joining VMG Health in 2005, Kickirillo has held director roles at FTI Consulting, Inc. and at KPMG’s valuation and litigation practices. He has also worked in the financial advisory services practice at Ernst & Young.
Kickirillo has provided professional services for the purposes of merger, acquisition, divestiture, management planning, restructuring, tax planning, bankruptcy, and litigation. Kickirillo has provided testimony regarding valuation and other financial issues. He has extensive experience in valuation of businesses; financial securities, including common stock, preferred stock, and derivatives; intellectual property, such as patents, trademarks, and trade names; and other specific assets.
He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).
Ben Ulrich is a Managing Director in the Compensation Division at VMG Health and is based in the Dallas office. His focus is providing valuation and consulting services for contractual service arrangements within the healthcare services industry. He has particular expertise in valuations relating to provider employment, on-call coverage, physician administrative and executive services, telemedicine, hospital-based coverage, management / billing, and quality initiatives. Ulrich also developed and manages VMG Health’s FMV Tools service line providing expedited, cost-effective valuation solutions to clients nationwide.
Prior to joining the Compensation Division, Ulrich worked in VMG Health’s Business Valuation division where he provided valuation services related to hospitals, specialty/surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic imaging centers, and single and multi-specialty physician practices.
Ulrich graduated summa cum laude and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Consulting from the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He is currently designated as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
Chance Sherer is a Managing Director at VMG Health and is based in the Denver office. He specializes in providing financial, valuation, and transaction advisory services to the firm’s healthcare clients. Sherer’s clients include health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, oncology centers, diagnostic imaging centers, dialysis centers, physician groups, and numerous other ancillary healthcare service businesses. In addition to extensive valuation experience for transaction planning and financial reporting purposes, he has consulted on numerous development, feasibility, and recapitalization analyses for joint venture, restructuring, and denovo business development purposes.
Sherer is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and is currently a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). He is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section and is a Subject Matter Expert in the Business and Transactions Interest Group. Sherer received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.
Colin McDermott, CFA, CPA/ABV is a Managing Director with VMG Health and is based in the Dallas office. McDermott leads a team of professionals performing fair market value studies, fairness opinions, fair value analyses used for financial reporting, financial advisory services, and management consulting. McDermott has particular valuation experience with health plans, hospitals systems, ambulatory surgery centers, pharmacies, imaging centers, laboratories, home health and hospice agencies, and physician groups.
Additionally, McDermott often serves as a trusted financial advisor to clients and provides strategic advisory services as they contemplate a transaction. In this capacity, his experience includes financial advisory on behalf of buyer or seller, preliminary due diligence and support for evaluating transaction opportunities, merger or acquisition financial integration, divestiture planning and feasibility or research studies.
McDermott frequently presents at industry conferences and publishes on healthcare and valuation specific issues. He is also a contributor to VMG Health’s blog and healthcare valuation insights. McDermott serves on the planning committee for the AICPA Healthcare Industry Conference.
Prior to joining VMG Health, McDermott was Director in the Forensic and Litigation Consulting Group of FTI Consulting, Inc. and was an associate in KPMG’s Forensic and Litigation Consulting Group. In those roles, McDermott provided valuation and advisory services to firms in various industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, energy, and telecommunications.
McDermott received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Finance from Texas A&M University. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Texas and holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Accredited in Business Valuation (“ABV”) designations.
Don Barbo is a Managing Director with VMG Health and leads the firm’s Litigation & Disputes valuation practice. He has performed valuations exclusively for the healthcare industry for over 23 years involving mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, partnership transactions, leasing arrangements, financial reporting matters, divorces, diminution of value, and commercial damages. His extensive healthcare valuation engagements have included hospitals (acute care, long-term care, critical access, behavioral health, and surgical), physician practices (variety of primary care and hospital-based), ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, cardiac catheter labs, pathology and clinical labs, cancer treatment centers, and dialysis centers. Barbo has also performed engagements for various contracts between hospitals and physicians, including medical director agreements, on-call agreements, lithotripsy service agreements, professional services agreements, and management services agreements.
Barbo also serves as an expert witness in litigation matters for his clients and has an extensive testifying experience in various state and federal courts. His testifying experience involves a wide range of issues including whistle-blower actions, breach of contracts, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy and distressed businesses, and marital divorces. He has spoken extensively to various legal and valuation organizations and has published articles regarding healthcare business valuation issues. Prior to his valuation career, he served as the chief financial officer for a physician practice management company that provides management services to a variety of physician practices. Before that, he served as the controller/financial officer for various emerging companies. He began his professional career as an auditor with a Big 4 national accounting firm.
Barbo is a CPA, holds the Accreditation in Business Valuation from the AICPA, is a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). He also served on the Technical Advisory Board for the AICPA’s Forensics & Valuation Section Consulting Digest and the Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert newsletter. He holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University, and an MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.
As the Managing Director of Managed Care and Payer Related Advisory Services at VMG Health, Jack Wolf and his team provide an array of expertise on managed care and payer/provider relationship activities. These include payer strategy development and deployment, leading major payer negotiations, establishing provider networks capable of earning shared savings, quality bonuses and/or premium savings, evaluating hospitals or health systems managed care portfolio performance, advancing payer contracting strategies, repairing service line rate inequities and payer rate variances, and providing interim executive management.
Wolf has worked with major payers and large for-profit and not-for-profit health systems. Most recently, Wolf was the Chief Payer Relationship Officer for Envision Healthcare, the largest provider of hospital-based physician services in the country.
Wolf holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois and Master of Public Health from Saint Louis University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
John S. Trabold III has experience in the valuation of commercial, industrial, and investment grade properties to estimate Market Value and Fair Market Value for ad valorem purposes, allocation of purchase price, financing, Stark compliance, and investment decisions. Industries served include medical, banking, hospitality, manufacturing, and financial services.
Trabold has extensive experience in the valuation of complex healthcare properties including hospitals, medical office buildings, surgery centers, imaging centers, and long-term acute care hospitals.
Trabold has served clients in 40 of the United States and Puerto Rico. Clients include Glacier Hospital, Capella Healthcare, Wise County Regional Health System, Texoma Medical Center, Reliant Hospital Partners, HCA, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, Henry Ford Health System, Cirrus Health, Saint Joseph Healthcare, University General Hospital, MultiCare Health System, Baylor Health Care System, HMA, LifeCare Hospitals, USPI, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, CHS, Kutak Rock, LLP, HealthSouth, Emerus, BayCare Health System, Shore Medical Center, Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, 21st Century Oncology, Citrus County Hospital, Jones Day and Hunton & Williams, LLP.
Jonathan Helm is a Managing Director in the Compensation Division at VMG Health and is based in the Dallas office. He specializes in the valuation of complex contractual arrangements with a focus in provider compensation and management agreements.
His experience includes valuations related to administrative and management agreements, call and clinical coverage, medical directorships, clinical co-management, billing/collection, and ancillary services agreements (laboratory, radiation oncology, and imaging). Clients include for-profit and not-for-profit health systems, publicly owned and privately held healthcare operators, and private equity firms.
Helm also has experience providing valuation services for transactional and financial reporting purposes. Business entities valued include acute-care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic imaging centers, single and multi-specialty physician practices, and cancer treatment centers, among others.
Helm serves as a contributor to VMG Health’s FMV Tools™ which allows users to quickly establish compensation levels for employed and independent contractor physicians in various roles based on systematic and unbiased guidelines.
Helm holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Consulting from Southern Methodist University. He also holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is designated as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) through the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.
Nick Shannon is a Managing Director with VMG Health in the Capital Asset Valuation Division. He has extensive experience providing capital asset valuation services, and consulting for domestic and international financial and tax reporting, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, lease transactions, and other purposes. Shannon has served clients across many different industries including healthcare and life sciences, consumer and industrial manufacturing, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, semiconductor manufacturing, and others.
Healthcare clients served by Shannon have included valuation engagements for hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging and radiology, oncology, medical transport, physician practices, and many more. In addition, he has performed valuation engagements for life sciences clients including pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of certified reference standards and materials, and biomanufacturing testing companies.
Prior to joining VMG Health, Shannon was a Manager for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services in the engineering, construction and consulting group. The group was responsible for managing and performing tangible asset valuation engagements and collaborating on domestic and international projects across various audit, tax, consulting, and valuation service lines. Prior to joining Deloitte, Shannon was an associate for American Appraisal in the Industrial Valuation Group responsible for performing tangible asset valuation engagements for the energy and chemical industries in support of financial reporting and property tax purposes.
Shannon graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution from the college of engineering at Texas A&M University. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers.
Pam D’Apuzzo is a Managing Director at VMG Health leading the Coding, Compliance and Operational Excellence Management service line. She is a recognized leader and industry expert in the area of coding and compliance. Pam’s 30-plus years of healthcare consulting experience spans academic medical centers, community hospitals, faculty practice plans and large private practices.
A trusted adviser to New York’s leading healthcare institutions, she conducts educational and training seminars and provides comprehensive compliance programs. Pam also has a successful record of practice management services including operational and billing review, practice assessment, practice start-up assistance and EMR implementation.
Pam is a frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Health Financial Management Association (HFMA), New York State Society of Physician Assistants (NYSSPA), Suffolk County Medical Society (SCMS) and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL).
- American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) – CPC, CPMA
- American College of Medical Coding Specialists (ACMCS) – PCS
- Board of Medical Specialty Coding (BMSC) – ACS-EM, ACS-MS
- ICD-10-CM Trainer
- Member, AAPC
- Member, AAPC
- Member, ACMCS
- Member, AHIMA
- Member, BMSC
- Member, HCCA
- Member, HFMA
- Member, MGMA
- Suffolk County Medical Society
- 2018 Revenue Cycle Summit: Road Map to Revenue – NYHIMA/HFMA Partnership Education Series
- Coding and Documentation Guidelines for PA Practice – NYSSPA
- Appropriate Workflow Options and Compliance for Hospital and Office Based PA Practice – NYSSPA
- Risky Business: The World of Physician Auditing – AAPC Selden Chapter
- Module 4 – Revenue Cycle Quality Assurance – Primary Care Development Corporation
- Module 3 – Corporate Compliance: Concepts for Policy and Procedure Development – Primary Care Development Corporation
- Module 2 – The Medical Billing Process – Primary Care Development Corporation
- Module 1 – Building Your Internal Billing Infrastructure – Primary Care Development Corporation
- Collections for Medical Practice: Getting All You’re Owed in a Changing Insurance Landscape – Decision Health
- Risky Business: The World of Physician Auditing – St. Joseph’s College
- Risky Business: The World of Physician Auditing – NEHIA 2017 Audit & Compliance Conference
- Health Care Fraud: Audit, Compliance, and Regulatory Guidelines – St. John’s Law School
- Compliance: How to Use (tiring) Documentation Requirements to Our Advantage – Eastern PA Healthcare Executive Network (EPAHEN) Symposium ACHE
- Understanding MACRA and Preparing for Its Impact – 45th AAGL Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
- Breaking the Code: A Refresher on Maximizing Billing & Reimbursement for Hysterectomy – AAGL Global Hysterectomy Summit: Expanding the Surgical Armamentarium & Optimizing Outcomes in a Value-Based Medical World
- Physician Assistant Reimbursement Workshop: Practice Billing and Reimbursement Rules – NYSSPA
- Physician Assistant Reimbursement Workshop: NonPhysician Practitioners Rules: Incident-To and Shared Visits – NYSSPA
- Physician Assistant Reimbursement Workshop – NYSSPA
- ICD-10 Coding and Documentation: What Every OB/GYN Needs to Know – GATE Institute of Holy Cross Hospital
- ICD-10 Coding and Documentation: What Every OB/GYN Needs to Know AAGL – 5th Annual Meeting on Laparoscopic, Robotic & Vaginal Hysterectomy
- Mid Level Physician Billing and Coding – East Stroudsberg Local Chapter AAPC
Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Imaging & Radiology
Risk-Bearing Organizations & Health Plans
Urgent Care & Freestanding EDs
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Fair Market Value Opinions
Financial Due Diligence
Mergers & Acquisitions
Growth Strategy & Development