Richard "Rick" Keller
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Rick Keller brings more than 30 years of Information Technology experience, primarily in healthcare and financial services, to his role at Ardent Health Services. Since joining the company in 2008, he has built a solid Information Technology infrastructure, application portfolio and team while leading IT operations for the Ardent enterprise. He has been instrumental in providing technology strategy and support as the company has expanded.
Previously, Mr. Keller was a senior manager for Ford Motor Credit Company and held management positions within banking and financial services areas for Fortune 500 companies, including regional offices of Bank of America and the Federal Reserve Bank of the sixth district.
He is a member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Mr. Keller earned a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification in healthcare from Villanova University, and a bachelor’s of science degree in computer science from Tennessee Technological University.