Who We Are
In financial and management advisory engagements, we believe success is a function of executive leadership. Following, is a brief biological sketch of each of the Firm’s senior management team:
Monte B. Tucker, Managing Director » Email
Mr. Tucker entered healthcare in the early 70s and has served in various senior management positions. Mr. Tucker serves as Managing Director and has helped guide HealthCare Markets Group from a finance emphasis to a full-service investment banking and consulting consortium. He successfully developed a lease finance portfolio with one of the nation’s largest utilities, established an innovative asset management program, and continues to maintain an integral role as financial advisor and investment banker in mergers and acquisitions.
During his career, Mr. Tucker has sponsored the acquisition and development of ambulatory surgery centers, acute care hospitals, cancer treatment centers, outpatient imaging centers, medical office buildings, home healthcare agencies, sleep labs, management information systems, and numerous hospital-based technology programs. He has participated in an advisory role to leading healthcare companies for facility planning, joint ventures, strategic plans, feasibility studies, pool financings, due diligence, and technical assessments.
Francis J. Curry, Managing Director » Email
Mr. Curry has over 20 years of investment banking and corporate financing experience, including capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and syndications, private equity, structured financing and financial consulting. Mr. Curry has held senior level finance and operations management positions for start-ups, spin-offs, and Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Curry’s combination of financial acumen, healthcare expertise, and extensive transaction experience has resulted in multiple engagements designed to strategically position the Firm’s clients as leaders in their respective sectors, while maximizing shareholder value. Mr. Curry started his career as a tax accountant for Arthur Andersen.
R. Lloyd Ross, Director » Email
Mr. Ross’ career started in the late 70s with progressive management experience in various segments of the industry, as well as in a wide range of functional areas of expertise. Over the past ten years Mr. Ross has focused on turnaround activities, venture capital and interim role as CFO for various projects. Mr. Ross has also served as subject matter expert on several high-profile bankruptcy/litigation matters. Before coming to the firm Mr. Ross was a financial director for a large hospital company and was charged with the financing of capital assets. Further, he actively participated in an aggressive facility acquisition and development program, which included two public offerings, the industry’s first accounts receivable commercial paper funding program and a real estate investment trust.
Previously, Mr. Ross served as an executive with KPMG Peat Marwick and Ernst and Young in their respective healthcare management consulting practices. During his tenure in public accounting, Mr. Ross participated and managed feasibility study engagements with public accounting’s most active healthcare practices during the peak period of hospital revenue bond issues. Mr. Ross is a noted speaker and acknowledged as a specialist in facility turnarounds, cash acceleration programs and strategic planning.
K. Scott Richardson, Director » Email
Mr. Richardson has held positions in hospital management, as a professor, sales and executive management positions for several medical imaging companies. He has extensive experience in marketing, distribution, refurbishing and manufacturing, major medical equipment. Mr. Richardson has served as a Board Member of several companies and is exceptionally strong at strategic planning. He has participated in an advisory or an executive management role of projects ranging from company start-ups, turn-a-rounds, mergers, divestitures and purchase transactions. Mr. Richardson graduated in 1974 with a degree in Radiology and followed with a Masters Degree in Health Administration in 1976.
Brent E. Van Meter, Director
Mr. Van Meter has over 25 years of progressive experience in program development, regulatory compliance and management for both private and public sectors of healthcare. Mr. Van Meter has functioned at the top levels of state and local government and provides a perspective necessary to the ever-changing healthcare industry. His breadth of knowledge and experience, front line to boardroom, provides a valuable skill set to HMG and to our clients. Mr. Van Meter holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Oklahoma State University.
For the past thirty years, Brent and his wife Trish, have been actively involved in the sport of exhibiting pure bred dogs, and continue to enjoy the many places it takes them and treasure the people they meet.
Daniel Irwin, MBA, ARRT, Consultant
Mr. Irwin entered the healthcare industry in the mid 1980’s and has extensive experience in healthcare management and administration. Additionally, he has owned several businesses both healthcare and non-healthcare related. Mr. Irwin is experienced with most aspects of business: including start-up, business turn-around, contract negotiations, finance, and has an extensive knowledge of medical equipment and service including management of the HMG’s $750 million lease portfolio of capital equipment. Mr. Irwin taught radiologic technology and has worked in healthcare equipment sales. Mr. Irwin attained a degree in Radiologic Technology from San Jacinto College in 1987 and holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business Administration from LeTourneau University.
In his spare time, Dan enjoys camping, golf, fishing and horseback riding.