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Joe Keane

Joseph (Joe) Keane

Joseph (Joe) Keane is the Executive Partner, Financial and Payer Black Box Analysis at SCALE Healthcare.

Joe has more than 20 successful years of creating value in several key C-Suite roles in the healthcare industry. Joe’s experience ranges from building, scaling, and operating PE backed growth companies to restructuring distressed companies by serving in several Chief Restructuring Officer roles. He has in depth experience in the Dental Service Organization (DSO) sector as well as other “Provider-side” healthcare management sectors including hospital, institutional pharmacy, long-term care, orthodontics, and vision.

Previously, Joe served at the Cabinet level for the Governor of the State of Tennessee in the Deputy Commissioner position to restructure the Medicaid system. While serving in this capacity he also led receiverships for several distressed HMOs and other regulated health insurance entities.

Earlier in his career, Joe served as both SVP and CFO of the Castle Dental Corporation (CASL.OB). In these roles he was instrumental in the successful restructuring and turnaround of this publicly traded Dental Service Organization (DSO). Subsequently he served in C-Suite roles for several other DSOs, including D4C Dental Brands and for Hero DVO (Dental, Vision, Orthodontics). Prior to that, Joe worked for Columbia / HCA (publicly traded national hospital system)supporting mergers and acquisitions and in government relations focused on state government health systems development.

Joe founded and served in C-Suite roles of several technology and internet companies during the 1990s. He is a founding partner of Harpeth Consulting which serves organizations of all sizes across the continuum of the healthcare industry including for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare providers, payers, and federal, state, and local government healthcare agencies.

Joe is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as Treasurer on the Board of the Care Foundation of America.

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