Vincent M. Kickirillo, CFA, CVA

Managing Director

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).

Aaron Murski serves as a Managing Director at VMG Health and is based in the Dallas office. He has developed expertise in providing valuation opinions, transaction consulting, and market research across many verticals within healthcare services. In addition to the extensive valuation experience in support of regulatory compliance, 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. Clients include for-profit and not-for-profit health systems, providers, development companies, and their advisors across the United States.

Murski is also the lead research associate and collaborator in the development and publication of the Intellimarker Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study published annually by VMG Health. The Intellimarker presents hundreds of operating and financial benchmarking statistics using data from approximately 200 ambulatory surgery centers from around the country.

Murski received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Jurisprudence, Health & Hospital Law Concentration, from Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, NJ. He is designated as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

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, physicians 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 also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section and is a Vice Chair of 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.

Cordell J. Mack is a Managing Director at VMG Health based in the Minneapolis office with over 19 years of experience in healthcare management and consulting. Cordell specializes in helping provider clients with strategic and financial needs.

Cordell has served a variety of clients across the country in various capacities related to health system positioning, capital/capacity availability, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, physician–health system partnerships, asset optimization, and performance improvement. He has served in a variety of leadership and administrative roles including owner/director of a sports medicine rehabilitation facility and administrator for a multispecialty clinic. Prior to joining VMG Health, Mack was a Partner at Health Care Futures.

A frequent author and speaker, Mack is a regular participant in regional and national HFMA and MGMA events on the topics of physician integration, service line joint ventures, and group performance.

Mack graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of North Dakota and a master’s degree in business from the University of Iowa. Mack is also a member of MGMA.

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.

Edward J. McGrath is a Managing Director at VMG Health based in the Chicago office. He specializes in physician relationships/partnerships strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, service-line planning and strategy, ambulatory care planning, physician compensation arrangements, and financial analyses.  McGrath’s client base includes large healthcare systems, academic medical centers, single-and multi-specialty physician group practices, and post acute/long term care organizations. Prior to joining VMG Health, McGrath was a partner at Health Care Futures. His background also includes nearly 12 years with KPMG where he spent the last 18 months of his KPMG career as a partner in the National Health Care Strategy Practice leading the Chicago healthcare advisory practice.

McGrath has bachelor’s degrees in accounting and in business administration from Augustana College.  He earned his master’s degree in health administration from St. Louis University.  He has been a member of various committees and boards including multiple hospital boards. McGrath currently serves on an advisory board for a collaboration of Catholic Women Religious.

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 with from Saint Louis University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

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.

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).

Sector Experience

Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Dialysis
Hospitals
Imaging & Radiology
Oncology
Physician Practices
Risk-Bearing Organizations & Health Plans
Urgent Care & Freestanding EDs

Areas of Expertise

Fair Market Value Opinions
Financial Due Diligence
Fairness Opinions
Mergers & Acquisitions
Growth Strategy & Development