John W. McRoberts
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Mr. McRoberts has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of MedEquities’ board of directors since the formation of the company. He has more than 30 years of experience in financing, acquiring, and disposing of healthcare-related, income producing real estate properties. He also has founded, acquired, expanded and monetized several healthcare service and related companies.
Mr. McRoberts was a co-founder, President and CEO of Capstone, a NYSE listed healthcare REIT. Subsequently, he was co-founder, President and CEO of MeadowBrook Healthcare, Inc., an inpatient rehabilitation and long term acute care provider, and later he acquired a controlling interest in Care First, Inc., a Birmingham, Alabama-based provider of home health and hospice services.
Prior to his affiliation with Capstone, Mr. McRoberts spent 16 years with AmSouth Bank (now Regions Corp), based in Birmingham, Alabama, where he served in several management and investment committee capacities related to commercial and healthcare lending.
Jeffery C. Walraven
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Walraven has a quarter-century of experience, including 22 years in public accounting, serving many public REIT clients since 1999. Before the establishment of MedEquities, he held several positions with BDO USA, LLP; most recently, he was an assurance managing partner of the Memphis, Tennessee, office, where his primary responsibilities included providing core and peripheral assurance services and business operational and tax consulting services. Mr. Walraven worked extensively with publicly traded companies on all aspects of compliance with Securities Act and Exchange Act filings. He has had engagement partner responsibility for numerous public and private securities offerings by REITs and other clients, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings and private placements. Mr. Walraven is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Tennessee and Florida.
David L. Travis
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Travis has served as the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since August 2014. He has nearly two decades years of accounting experience and is a Certified Public Accountant. Before joining MedEquities, Mr. Travis served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated. From 1996 through 2006, Mr. Travis was an accountant with Ernst & Young LLP, ultimately serving as Audit Senior Manager.
William C. Harlan
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Harlan has nearly 30 years of experience in directly managing the financing, acquisition, and disposition of healthcare-related, income-producing real estate properties and multi-property portfolios located across the United States. He also has been heavily involved in capital formation, corporate finance, and executive management with several healthcare-related service companies and healthcare REITs.
Mr. Harlan was a co-founder, executive vice president and head of acquisitions and finance of Capstone, a Birmingham, Alabama-based, healthcare REIT. In 2003, he founded Healthcare Capital Investors, LLC, a healthcare real estate advisory and investment company.
Mr. Harlan spent almost 20 years with SouthTrust Bank in Birmingham, where he was a member of senior management and sat on several loan committees. He founded SouthTrust’s Healthcare Finance Division and completed more than $2.5 billion in aggregate loan transactions, representing over 200 healthcare projects nationwide.
Forrest G. Gardner
Senior Vice President of Asset and Investment Management
Mr. Gardner, who has been part of MedEquities since 2014, is responsible for evaluating the daily asset management of the company’s investments, overseeing third-party property management and leasing, monitoring property performance and overseeing due diligence for investments.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Gardner in 2006 co-founded Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. (ASA). During his tenure, he served as Vice President of Finance, Controller and Chief Financial Officer of a primary operating subsidiary of ASA. Previously he had served as Vice President, Finance for Renal Care Group, Inc., a specialized dialysis company serving 32,000 patients across a 34-state network.
Senior Vice President of Finance & Capital Markets
Mr. Hammill joined MedEquities in May 2015. In addition to leading our financing and capital markets efforts, his other responsibilities include financial modeling and forecasting, investor relations, due diligence, and underwriting. Prior to joining MedEquities, Mr. Hammill held various positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of real estate, finance, and credit.
Previously, he served as a Vice President in Investment Banking at FBR Capital Markets & Co. where he advised clients on a full range of capital markets and M&A advisory services within the Real Estate and Financial Institutions industries. Prior to investment banking, he held positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta where he focused on credit risks within the financial industry.
Mr. Hammill holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The Pennsylvania State University.