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David Kearney

Chief Financial Officer
Surround Care

David Kearney is Chief Financial Officer of Surround Care, a healthcare transformation company. In this role, David oversees the organization’s finances and helps drive the strategic direction of both Surround Care and its subsidiaries, Navvis and Esse Health.

Previously David was the Chief Executive Officer of Esse Health, a St. Louis-based independent multispecialty physician group. Under David’s leadership, Esse Health became a nationally-recognized physician organization with top-tier performance in value-based care. Esse Health has a 27-year track record of delivering exceptional quality to patients throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. The organization has more than 100 physicians, in 45 locations throughout the St. Louis region.

Prior to Esse Health, David was at Westar Corp, a defense contracting company that was purchased by QinetQ, an international defense contracting firm out of London. Prior to that, David spent 16 years with Union Pacific Corporation and several of its subsidiaries, where he held various financial and accounting positions. He has experience in population health, strategic planning, financial analysis, information technology, risk management, accounting/finance, and treasury management.

David is a CPA and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa. Recently David earned his Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt certificate from Villanova University. He is a member of several professional and personal organizations including the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, American Institute of CPAs, Medical Group Management Association, and SBR of St. Louis.