Kirk Richard joined PEMM as its co-founder in 2013. As vice president of business development, he is currently responsible for all marketing and business development activities, including hospital contract negotiations.
Prior to PEMM, Mr. Richard founded Horizon Research and Total Support Medical Staffing and worked in sales at Med Data Management/Med Link Systems. For the majority of his career, Mr. Richard has served as a regional recruiter and regional vice president for one of the top three emergency medicine contract management firms in the country.
In his recruiting role, Mr. Richard was responsible for recruiting physicians and midlevels into emergency departments across the state of Louisiana.
As regional vice president, he managed a team of recruiters, schedulers and credentialing personnel who supported the day-to-day operations in some 40-plus hospitals across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. He also interacted directly with hospital executive team members on departmental process improvement measures and contract negotiations.
Mr. Richard received a Bachelor of Science in information management from the University of Southwest Louisiana.