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OUR TEAM

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Jared Leger

CEO

Dr. Brannon Frank

Principal

R. Bruce Johnson

Chief Development Officer

Jordon Leger

CFO/COO

Dr. Rob Wills

Chief Medical Officer

Tracy Tornquist

Corporate Billing Manager

 
Jared Leger

CEO

Mr. Leger is a co-founder and CEO of Arise Vascular, Arise Management and Arise Ventures. The company currently owns and operates various healthcare-related businesses with a primary focus on outpatient cardiovascular facilities.  Mr. Leger co-founded Arise Healthcare and helped position the company, and its subsidiaries, for a strategic partnership with a publicly-traded healthcare company.  His background as a registered nurse coupled with his healthcare business background has allowed him to grow Arise at an accelerated pace. He has experience in healthcare finance, mergers and acquisitions, development and operations. In addition to leading Arise, Mr. Leger owns a real estate investment company based out of Austin, Texas.

 
R. Bruce Johnson

Chief Development Officer

With more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Bruce Johnson has an impressive track record in business development, surgeon recruitment, retention, and building mutually beneficial, long-lasting physician partnerships. High points of his time with Arise Healthcare include:

 

• Helping his affiliate companies achieve revenues of more than $70 million.

• Attracting and retaining more than 115 surgeons.

• Launching and syndicating 4 ambulatory surgery centers.

• Developing and syndicating 2 office based CathLabs.

• Re-syndicating a physician-owned hospital.

 

Arise Healthcare was acknowledge by the Austin Business Journal two years in a row as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing firms, and ranking in the Inc. 5000’s 2015 list of the fastest-growing private U.S. companies.

 

Mr. Johnson combines his experience and skills with a tenacious desire to development, structure and close, business ventures and physician partnerships. In addition to his business expertise, Mr. Johnson has also successfully lobbied for ASC and other healthcare related legislation in Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; and Santa Fe, New Mexico. His political background includes time in the Texas Legislature, both House and Senate, as well as working for the Republican party of Texas.

 

Mr. Johnson is passionate about his faith, his family, and his work. He is married with one daughter.

 
Dr. Rob Wills

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Robert Wills received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and then obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed a three-year surgical residency at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, followed by an anesthesiology residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, a program widely recognized for pain management training and regional anesthesia.

 

Dr. Wills began practicing pain management and anesthesiology in Austin in 1996, and in May 2002 founded Austin Pain Associates (www.austinpainassociates.com) to further his vision of treating patients suffering from chronic pain syndromes in an interdisciplinary, comprehensive setting.

 

In addition to starting his own practice, which has now become the largest pain management practice in the Austin, Texas region with ten full time physicians, Dr. Wills focused his business expertise on developing and managing several ambulatory surgery centers, played a vital role in the successful development and operation of medical start-up ventures including physician-owned functional restoration programs, medical toxicology laboratories, and rapid anesthesia opioid detoxification programs, and continues to work aggressively in the medical venture arena in his role as co-founder of Arise Healthcare.

 

Dr. Wills has also personally spearheaded several successful real estate ventures. He has firsthand experience in the capital requirements necessary to get a medical start-up off the ground.

 

Dr. Wills is raising four children with his wife Danielle, who owns and operates a residential and multifamily real estate investment company. Two of his children are twins. Active in church, he enjoys outdoor family activities, boating, travel, and golf.

 
Dr. Brannon Frank

Principal

Dr. Brannon Frank has experience in the development of surgery center start-ups and ASC transactions involving third party acquisition. His ASC experience includes the syndication of new ASC’s and re-syndication of existing ASC’s. He also is involved with medical office real estate acquisition, development, and transaction.

 

Dr. Frank is Board certified in both Interventional Pain Management and Anesthesiology through the American Board of Anesthesiology. He received his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M and his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. Dr. Frank trained at the prestigious Emory University in Atlanta, GA. His training at Emory included a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management and a residency in Anesthesiology.

 

Dr. Frank currently serves as the Medical Director for Austin Pain Associates. He was the medical director for Stonegate Surgery Center from 2010 through 2011 and served as the President of the Austin Pain Society in 2010. Dr. Frank is honored that Austin Monthly magazine named him as one of the “Top Doctors 2013” for Pain Medicine in the Austin area. In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Frank enjoys being involved in business transactions and developing and managing new ancillary services for pain management practices.

 

Mr. Leger presently serves as Arise Vascular's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.  Starting his career in accounting and employed by a CPA firm, he soon made the transition to the field of healthcare where he quickly became passionate about playing a role in the specialized industry.  Prior to rejoining Arise Vascular's team in 2017, Jordon served as an executive with Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA).

Mr. Leger's breadth of experience includes a deep understanding of corporate-level activities as well as day-to-day operations of how facilities work.  Among his experiences with startups, acquisitions and re-syndications, he has a vast knowledge in healthcare negotiations, physician relations, medical billing and value creation.  Jordon has a strong belief in the "team" mentality to sustain both short term and long term goals.

Jordon Leger

CFO/COO

 

Ms. Tornquist's bio coming soon.

Tracy Tornquist

Corporate Billing Manager