Chief of Corporate Operations
Brian Walton has 20 years of healthcare financial and operational management experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit environments. Previously, Mr. Walton served as Ardent's senior vice president of financial operations. Before moving to a corporate position, he was also Divisional CFO for BSA Health System in Amarillo, Texas, where he implemented many best practice financial and operational processes. Mr. Walton began his career with Ernst & Young LLP in the healthcare audit and consulting practice. Subsequently, he has held senior leadership roles with Vanguard Health Systems in Phoenix, Arizona, and Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, Texas. Mr. Walton has undergraduate degrees in finance, accounting and economics from New Mexico State University and holds an MBA from Texas Tech University. Mr. Walton is also a certified public accountant and a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association.