The Gordon Group
Mr. Gordon is the Principal of The Gordon Group, a private investment firm founded in 1996. He has been a visionary and leader in the health care services industry for more than 35 years. In 1969, he founded General Care Corp. (GCE: NYSE), a leader in the acute care hospital industry. In 1980, General Care was sold to Hospital Corporation of America. In 1982, he founded Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA: NYSE), the second largest operator of outpatient surgery centers in the country, which was sold to HealthSouth in 1996. Gordon was a founder of HealthWise of America (HOAM: NASDAQ), a health maintenance organization which was sold to United Healthcare in 1996. Mr. Gordon served as a Director of HealthSouth (HLSH: NASDAQ) from 1996 to 2005, more recently providing critical leadership for that company as Interim Chairman in 2003 to 2004. Mr. Gordon has also served as Director for the following public companies: Genesco (GCO: NYSE), SunTrust Bank (STI: NYSE), and First Tennessee National Bank (FTN: NYSE). Mr. Gordon has served as a Director for numerous non-profit organizations, including the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and served as Chairman of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. He currently serves as a Director for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the University School of Nashville and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Mr. Gordon received his BS in Management from the University of Kentucky and has been recognized as a Distinguished Graduate by the University and a member of the Business School Hall of Fame.