Hire Heroes USA founder John Bardis has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, serving most recently in Washington D.C. as the Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
In 1999, he founded MedAssets, one of the country’s leading healthcare financial improvement companies that provided services to four out of every five hospitals and more than 100,000 health care providers. Mr. Bardis served 15 years as chairman, president and chief executive officer of MedAssets, and as chairman and CEO until he retired in 2015.
Prior to that, he was president and chief executive officer of TheraTx, a leading operator of skilled nursing facilities and provider of rehabilitation services. In recognition of his successful leadership there, Mr. Bardis was named Entrepreneur of the Year, in 1995, by INC Magazine. The publication also named TheraTx the second-fastest-growing public company in America, growing from $15 million to more than $500 million in revenue in five years.
From 1987 to 1992, Mr. Bardis was at Kinetic Concepts, the nation’s largest specialty bed and medical equipment rental company, where – at the time of his departure – he was serving as president. Before that, he was vice president of Baxter Operating Room Division and general manager of the Eastern Zone at Baxter International. He also worked at American Hospital Supply.
Today, Mr. Bardis is nationally recognized as an influential leader in the healthcare industry and healthcare technology sector. For four consecutive years (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Modern Healthcare magazine identified him as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in Healthcare.” Mr. Bardis is a frequent presenter at healthcare conferences and meetings. He has also made guest appearances on the CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business networks. His healthcare articles have appeared in national publications, including Forbes, Market Watch, Institutional Investor and Investor’s Business Daily.
Mr. Bardis holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Arizona. In addition to serving as the Chairman of the Board at Hire Heroes USA, he and his wife are involved in a number of philanthropic endeavors, including Mully Children’s Family International (MCF) and ongoing projects aimed at honoring American troops overseas and our nation’s veterans.