Jay Kreger Chief Executive Officer
Since joining CRH in July of 2016, Mr. Kreger has further developed an anesthesia management team necessary to grow and sustain our best-in-class anesthesia service and ensure the seamless integration of newly acquired practices onto the CRH Anesthesia platform. Prior to joining CRH, Mr. Kreger was the VP of Development for the Ambulatory Surgery Division of HCA, where he was responsible for expanding HCA’s network to +130 ASCs through acquisitions and partnerships. Prior to HCA, Mr. Kreger provided business development and operations advisory services to physicians and healthcare companies, as well as strategic direction and performance management for regional ASC operations for several large US healthcare companies. Mr. Kreger has over 25 years of diversified experience, focusing on Business Development and Operations and was previously President of CRH Anesthesia.
Richard Bear Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bear has been an Officer of the company since March of 2006.
Prior to joining CRH, Mr. Bear worked at ID Biomedical Corporation as Chief Financial Officer until 2006, when the company was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline.
Since joining CRH, Mr. Bear has planned and executed all of our financial transactions including capital private placement, debt issuance and restructuring, establishment and extension of our existing credit facility with US and Canadian financial institutions, and listing of our shares on the NYSE Market.
Since December of 2014, Mr. Bear has also been involved in the negotiation of CRH Anesthesia’s acquisition. He is responsible for acquisition financing, as well as the accounting and financial integration of CRH Anesthesia Management’s acquisitions into our organization.
Mr. Bear has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and has received a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.