Michael Franks has 25 years of experience in various businesses across multiple industries, including logistics, technology, and ambulance transport, among others. Mr. Franks has been involved in buying, restructuring and selling companies as well as taking them public. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Syncordia Healthcare and has led the Company through a series of capital raises and M&A transactions, as well as its public listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Board. In his spare time, Mr. Franks is an avid alpine skier and has competed in eco-challenge adventure races, ironman triathlons, and marathons. Mr. Franks has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and an MBA from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. He has also completed the Corporate Restructuring M&A course at Harvard Business School (Executive Education).
Chris Martin has 17 years of experience in business management. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in operations management, strategic planning, financial modeling, throughput maximization, business development, M&A, software development, information technology, and building a results-driven culture. Mr. Martin is responsible for Syncordia’s overall strategy. He has extensive experience in buying, restructuring and selling ambulance companies, as well as successfully negotiating favorable Medicare carrier policy changes. In earlier roles, he designed and developed proprietary software specifically for the ambulance industry. Mr. Martin has a business degree and is currently pursuing his MBA. He is certified in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University and is trained as a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA). Mr. Martin has also received industry training as an EMT, firefighter, and Hazmat.
Stephen Gledhill (CPA, CMA) Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Gledhill is a founding member and Managing Director and CFO of RG Mining Investments Inc. and RG Management Services Inc., both of which are accounting, administrative and corporate secretarial services companies. In 1992, he formed Keshill Consulting Associates Inc., a boutique management consulting practice. Mr. Gledhill has over 25 years of financial-control experience and acts as CFO and Corporate Secretary for multiple publically-traded companies, several of which he was instrumental in scaling-up and taking public.He currently serves as the CFO of Toachi Mining Inc. (TSXV:TIM), Caracara Silver Inc. (TSXV:CSV); BlueOcean NutraSciences Inc. (TSXV:BOC); and Rosita Mining Corporation (TSXV:RST). Prior to the inception of RGMI and RGMS, Mr. Gledhill served as the Senior Vice President and CFO of Borealis Capital Corporation, a Toronto-based merchant bank as well as Vice President of Finance of OMERS Realty Corporation (ORC), the real estate entity of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System. Mr. Gledhill is a Chartered Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Math Degree from the University of Waterloo.
With backgrounds in Computer Science Engineering, Finance, and Accounting, Bartley Heath has progressively worked his way into senior finance and accounting roles.
Mr. Heath joined Syncordia Healthcare from Well Care Home Health Inc., one of the largest home health providers in North Carolina, as Senior Director Corporate Finance. At Well Care, he held the senior financial leadership role, overseeing all accounting functions, analyzing financial metrics, identifying deficiencies, and creating decision-making models. His knowledge of information systems continues to prove valuable in finance roles, as he is able to create various reports and models to calculate critical financial and operational metrics.
Prior to joining Well Care Home Health, Mr. Heath worked at FirstMed EMS in a senior finance role, where he created revenue models at the payer and service level.
Mr. Heath’s accounting experience includes business valuation and forensic accounting for a large and well-respected public accounting firm, Thomas, Judy & Tucker PA, in Raleigh, NC. He was responsible for analyzing financials, calculating EBITDA, and creating valuation models.
In addition, Mr. Heath has worked for the Fortune 500 bank, BB&T, supporting the CFO as a Value Improvement Analyst. He holds a BS in Computer Science Engineering from North Carolina State University, an MBA from East Carolina University, and is very close to completing his CPA certification.
Jerry LeCato has 25 years of experience in business management. He has an extensive background in operations management, sales/marketing, public relations and quality assurance. Mr. LeCato has been directly involved in the organic growth of private ambulance services and revenue cycle management companies accomplishing over 100% + increases annually. He has also been directly involved in due diligence, integration and restructuring of multiple companies to accomplish substantial acquisition growth. Utilizing Lean Six Sigma and TPS (Toyota Production System), Mr. LeCato has a proven track record of successfully maximizing efficiencies and increasing EBITDA in service based organizations.