Dan oversees essential functions for Advantus, including finance, clinical transformation, strategic sourcing, pharmacy and lab services, procure to pay, digital, field operations and business development.
In additional to his executive leadership roles with Advantus, Dan also serves as the chief supply chain officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of nation’s largest nonprofit health systems with 48 hospitals across seven states and Ireland. Before the 2018 Bon Secours Mercy Health merger, Dan was chief supply chain officer for Mercy Health. In this role, he successfully navigated the merger and exceeded all targets within year one, which outpaced industry projections on merger synergies. Dan is a lifelong transformation agent passionate about pushing the envelope and interrupting the health care status quo. Among his colleagues and business partners, he is known to foster an environment that drives successful outcomes. During his long career in supply chain management, spanning 25+ years, Dan has not wavered in his efforts to prioritize customer needs and goals. Through successful collaborations, he’s built a distinct supply chain model that encompasses a narrow supplier base with best-in-class pricing — a win-win for both customers and suppliers.
Before joining Mercy Health, Dan was senior director and associate vice president of supply chain operations at Tenet Healthcare, where he led a multi-year transformation effort. He was responsible for the Texas region operations, distribution and logistics, cardiovascular services and consolidated services strategy. Before his time at Tenet, he was the vice president of supply chain at Baptist Health System, where he led supply chain efforts and design innovation, in a collaborative bundled payment framework model, resulting in industry standard results that were carried into Bundled Care Payment Incentive (BCPI) programs.
Dan started his career in manufacturing and product development in the food, energy and retail industries. He led production efforts for commodity formula pricing, packaging and product logistics and raw goods negotiations. He also has experience in overseeing consolidated distribution, procurement, brand marketing and merchandising efforts. While in the retail industry, Dan developed a private label products platform to leverage added margin and insights for product development – in most cases creating national partnerships with a new entry to the market.
Dan has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Fredonia and a master’s of business administration from the University of Texas, San Antonio.