Director of Integrations
We’ve been retained by Platinum/West Dermatology to find a Director of Integrations. This person will lead the integration of practices within the current organization as well as others added via acquisition on an ongoing basis. There is a great leadership team and culture to be a part of.
In June of 2022, the merger of Platinum Dermatology Partners (www.platinumderm.com) and West Dermatology (www.westderm.com) was completed under the sponsorship of Sun Capital Partners (www.suncappart.com). The merger brings a combined organization of 35 practices consisting of 170 physicians, 300+ provider operating in 100+ locations in 4 states: California, Arizona, Nevada, and Texas.
The combination of Platinum and West Dermatology was a good fit for many reasons. Both have had geographical discipline in their development with market concentration. They have also both been known to have top caliber and respected physicians in their markets. One key factor is that the combined organization has a high level of physician ownership that is captive and supportive in the different business functions of the organization.
One of the key things you’ll find at Platinum/West Dermatology is a very positive and supportive culture. It’s one that’s moving fast, but is very collaborative, and a high value-people environment.
Managing/Leading a physician management organization is challenging. You won’t find a better set of people and resources to work with who are continually open to a more/better way to be successful. You won’t find egos competing, but instead, a group of people working collaboratively to accomplish a mission. Not to take anything away from the importance of technical fit and the right experience, but the culture fit is extremely important here.
Platinum/West Dermatology will continue their growth organically, along with other acquisitions, and de novo opportunities.
This person will report to Grizelda Altimarano, Chief Operating Officer. Grizelda has been with Platinum
Dermatology for almost 4 years. Initially starting as Regional VP of Operations, her acumen was quickly
recognized and she was promoted to VP of Operation for all of Platinum Dermatology. Through the recent
merger she was recognized as being the best person to take the combined company forward as COO.
Grizeda has been instrumental in creating operational congruency and efficiency in the organization.
Prior to Platinum Dermatology, Grizelda was the Vice President of Practice Development for American Vision
Partners. Grizelda is best described as a very supportive, fair and engaged, but not a micro-manager. I may
be bias because I initially recruited Grizelda to Platinum Dermatology and have been able to see her career
accelerate and hear many people’s very positive feedback regarding the wonderful teammate and leader she
is. One thing I will say, if you think you can outwork her…good luck.
With the merger of Platinum and West Dermatology, they were in different places as organizations. Platinum Dermatology has chosen and moved almost all of their practices to NextGen. They have had congruent operational practices, KPI’s and operations. West Dermatology has not been as internally congruent as Platinum. While from the Platinum side there are 3 practices to integrate, there are 12 from the West Dermatology side.
Instead of directly managing a staff, this person will draw from cross functional set of resources of applicable subject matter experts and teams within the organization.
Plan, coordinate and execute integration strategies for both internal and newly acquired practices
Work with and organize a team of cross functional resources to efficiently and effectively integrate practices into Platinum/West Dermatology’s operations
Prepare communications and documents to deliver process and structure to new integrations
Assign and track integration tasks and performance to plan
Develop, track and report on business KPIs
Ensure all new practices are fully integrated
Push integration initiatives to track against project timelines
Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management
Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the projects
Monitor overall project milestones and the execution of the project against established timelines, communicates dependencies across programs, and provides accurate & timely program/project status to Integration Leads and related stakeholders
Translate M&A objectives into integration goals, plans and actions
Drive integration related programs, accelerate integration decision-making, report team progress and escalate issues for quick resolution
Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to drive and track integration projects and activities, monitor and correct any schedule compliance issues, manage critical path, risks and track dependencies, improve the process through post-project assessments
The ideal candidate will embody the following characteristics and possess the knowledge, skills and abilities listed below:
Experience in the operational integration of mergers & acquisitions is strongly preferred
Exceptional project management skills, the ability to track and manage complex projects, and a desire to lead multiple teams and multiple projects
High level of maturity and diplomacy and ability to see and rationalize multiple points of view
Attention to detail, process driven and highly organized
Positive attitude and team player with the ability to self-motivate
High level of integrity and strict adherence to protecting confidential information
Good organizational and planning skills, with a proven ability to manage time well in a fast-paced, ever-changing, team-oriented environment
There will be a competitive base, bonus, along with full benefits.
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The Rottman Group, Inc.