Specialty Practices


Hardesty provides healthcare clients with financial 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:

  • 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

Hardesty Healthcare Practice

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

Emerging Growth

An Emerging Growth company has a proven business model, but the key stakeholders wish to significantly increase value by identifying and adding key resources to accelerate growth. The desired endgame is to maximize enterprise value within a reasonable timeframe.  We know an outstanding leader can have a long term impact on any organization. Our years of experience deploying financial management talent and our extensive network allow us to quickly identify and recommend high performance candidates for permanent placement within the unique framework of an emerging growth company.

Sample Emerging Growth Special Projects

  • Audit preparation
  • IPO readiness
  • M&A due diligence
  • Acquisition integration
  • Infrastructure development
  • Financing projects

Private Equity

The financial and operational challenges facing CFOs in portfolio companies today have never been greater. Industry and operational knowledge is at a premium — and so is the ability to manage the unique dynamics of the investor — operator relationship.

Whether it’s buy- or sell-side transactional expert — or a proven leader who can roll up the sleeves and take on day-to-day management of the financials, Hardesty delivers. Our nationwide network of accomplished CFO, VP-Finance, and Controller-level professionals enables us to provide the right talent at the right time — guaranteed.

When you hire a Hardesty CFO, you’re hiring someone who’s been there, done that. Our Partners bring, on average, 25 years of executive financial experience — and at least four terms as CFOs for high performing public and private companies. These aren’t people who spend their days in ivory towers. They’re hands-on leaders that balance strategic, financial, operational and technological initiatives with the day-to-day demands of building and operating a business. And they do it across a broad range of industries, including:

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Distribution
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Family Office
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology & Software