Mr. Tanner (“Barry”), who joined the company in July 1999, is considered to be a founder of Physicians Endoscopy, co-writing the business plan with Karen Sablyak for the company that has evolved and grown into what exists as Physicians Endoscopy today. Today, Barry shares responsibility for the company’s partnership development activities, as well as being primarily responsible for the company’s strategic direction, and services development while also sharing in the day-to-day management and governance of several of the company’s partnered facilities.
Prior to joining PE, Mr. Tanner served as chief financial officer of Navix Radiology Systems, Inc., a physician practice management company based in Miami, Florida. Mr. Tanner co-founded Navix Radiology Systems, Inc. (a venture capital backed company) and was primarily responsible for the development of that company’s business plan. Over a period of four years, Mr. Tanner contributed to building the company from zero to over $75 million in revenues, including the acquisition of seven professional radiology practices and orchestrating the acquisition and financing of a major diagnostics company. Functioning as the chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Navix, Mr. Tanner was also responsible for all day-to-day operations of the company.
Prior to founding Navix, Mr. Tanner served as chief operating officer of HealthInfusion, Inc. (NASDAQ – HINF), a Miami based provider of home intravenous therapy services. Before joining HealthInfusion, Mr. Tanner was primarily involved in the financial services industry. Mr. Tanner successfully orchestrated the financial and operational turn-around of two publicly traded companies within that industry having previously co-founded (in 1977) and successfully operated another publicly traded financial services company, Scientific Leasing, Inc., for over ten years. Prior to Scientific Leasing Mr. Tanner, who is also a CPA, spent nearly seven years working for KPMG.