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Jeff D. Benton

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    • 555 12th Street, NW
    • Suite 700
    • Washington, DC, 20004
    • United States
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Jeff Benton specializes in mergers and acquisitions, turnaround, restructuring and workout projects for both stable and financially challenged clients. Mr. Benton has close to 35 years of experience, including expertise in healthcare finance, accounting and real estate.

Mr. Benton has provided healthcare consulting services for more than 15 years, having worked previously in the healthcare industry for 15 years prior. His engagements have included loan workouts, due diligence, operational turnarounds, valuations and process re-engineering. Much of his time has been in managing troubled situations and coordinating effective and timely response to critical situations.

In-industry experience includes holding a variety of senior finance positions, including Chief Financial Officer and business development positions, as well as Corporate Controller for a $2 billion, six-hospital health system. As a board member, Mr. Benton has held seats on a Medicaid HMO, a state-wide integrated delivery system and a captive reinsurance company.

Mr. Benton served as the Chief Administrative Officer for a Hospital Corporation, where he managed its wind down operations after guiding the liquidation of its three-hospitals and as Trustee for a $3 billion healthcare financing firm out of bankruptcy. Recently, he served as the Chief Strategic Implementation Officer (“CSIO”) for a specialty cancer hospital, managing the creditor affairs that led to affiliation with a large teaching university health system and served as CSIO for a Catholic health system, managing the transaction diligence, transition and integration efforts for the sale of one of its facilities.

During his time in consulting, Mr. Benton has represented many clients throughout almost every healthcare sector, including hospitals (acute care, long-term acute, specialty, rural), health insurers, HMOs/managed care organizations, independent delivery systems, surgery centers, independent physician associations, physician practice management companies, ambulatory care clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare, medical suppliers, diagnostic imaging and assisted living. In addition, Mr. Benton has worked in numerous international health economies, including extensively in the UK, Kuwait, Vietnam, Colombia and around the Caribbean.

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