Paul J. Diaz
Operating Partner, Cressey & Company
Paul J. Diaz has been one of our directors since July 2007. Mr. Diaz currently serves as an Operating Partner of Cressey & Company, a private investment firm focused exclusively on investing in and building health care businesses. Mr. Diaz also serves as a director of Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred”), a provider of long term health care services in the United States, since May 2002. Since August 2014, Mr. Diaz has served as a partner at Guidon Partners LP, an investment strategy partnership. He served as Executive Vice Chairman of Kindred from March 2015 to March 2016, as chief executive officer from January 2004 to March 2015, as well as president from January 2002 to May 2012 and as chief operating officer from January 2002 to December 2003. Prior to joining Kindred, Mr. Diaz was the managing member of Falcon Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment and consulting firm, and from 1996 to July 1998, Mr. Diaz served in various executive capacities with Mariner Health Group, Inc., a health care facility operator, including as executive vice president and chief operating officer. In addition to the Kindred board, Mr. Diaz serves on the board of Patterson Medical Holdings, Inc., a private medical supply distribution company, and the board of visitors of Georgetown University Law Center, and previously served on the board of PharMerica Corporation, a provider of pharmacy services to the long-term care, hospital pharmacy management services, specialty home infusion and oncology pharmacy markets. Mr. Diaz is an experienced business leader with significant experience in the health care and investment industries and brings an understanding of the operational, financial and regulatory aspects of our industry and business.