Tom serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Santa Rosa Holdings where he brings over 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry. During this time he has delivered professional and IT services to clients in the healthcare provider, health plan, and life sciences sectors. Tom also currently serves on the board of directors of Hooper Holmes, Inc. (AMEX: HH). He has served as a Guest Lecturer at University of Florida’s MBA & MHA programs and at Harvard’s Graduate School of Public Health.

Prior to joining Santa Rosa, Tom served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of First Consulting Group, Inc. (FCG), a $300 million NASDAQ listed company serving the healthcare industry. Tom led a financial turnaround from an $18 million loss to $18 million in profit and 300% increase in cash. At FCG, Tom was responsible for all delivery unit organizations in the corporation including health delivery, health delivery outsourcing, health plan, life sciences, and software services as well as responsibility for the shared service center operations including infrastructure services, FCG India, and FCG Vietnam. Tom, along with the Chief Executive Officer, developed the strategic evaluation and managed the process that resulted in the sale of FCG to a $15 billion public company. Prior to joining FCG, Tom was with Accenture where he served the health delivery and health plan industries.

Tom holds an M.H.S in Health Administration, an M.B.A. in Finance and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Florida.

Tom Watford, Chief Executive Officer

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