Hardesty founder, Karl Hardesty, and Managing Partner, Tim DeCou, each have over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry as finance executives and owners.  This deep industry experience provides an exceptional base of knowledge to assist our clients in identifying operational issues faced by all types of service providers, insurers, and medical device manufacturers. 


We provide healthcare clients with executive leaders who specialize in hospitals and healthcare systems, with proven records of creating value using our flexible, tailored approach. Our healthcare executives can provide interim, permanent, or special projects solutions to help fund growth and innovation, turnaround a crippled organization, or establish a culture that inspires staff to action. Hardesty provides a range of strategic and operational services for the healthcare sector, including strategic planning, clinical integration, due diligence, cost reduction, and more. 

Our clients include hospitals, health systems, physicians groups, academic medical centers, not for profits, independent practice associations (IPAs), home healthcare services, and more. Hardesty’s management team has decades of experience in the healthcare industry, and a unique understanding of how to deliver immediate results for healthcare clients. Along with permanent placement and special projects, we provide the following interim management roles:

“As former healthcare financial management executives and owners, we possess a unique skillset to quickly dissect our clients’ issues. In virtually all cases, these problems stem from improper human capital alignment.” -Tim DeCou, Managing Partner

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Compliance Officer
  • Corporate Audit Officer
  • Vice President of Finance
  • Controller
  • Senior Financial Analysts

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Hardesty has provided services including permanent placement of senior executives in each of these healthcare related businesses.