To keep growing in the workers’ compensation industry — as well as expand into commercial healthcare and beyond — Bardavon Health Innovations needs an even stronger team at the top, said Matt Condon.
“I think Bardavon is going to be a bigger, more important company than we first anticipated,” Condon, founder and CEO of Bardavon, told Startland News. “We do believe that we have the size, scope and reach to go much broader and deeper throughout the national landscape; and so we have to build the team to support that inevitable growth.”
To help meet that goal, Bardavon recruited Ed Enyeart — a Cerner veteran of nearly 26 years who most recently served as the senior vice president of client financial operations — as the Overland Park company’s new chief financial officer. Enyeart was responsible for Cerner’s revenue cycle, with revenue at the company growing from $187 million in 1995 to $5.6 billion in 2020, according to a Bardavon press release.
“As much as the company grew during my time [at Cerner], the real gift was who I did it with; it was people-based,” Enyeart shared. “Within five minutes of meeting Matt and the Bardavon team, I felt like it was very familiar to me instantly.”
Enyeart was introduced to Bardavon through Zane Burke, a fellow Cerner veteran who joined Bardavon’s board of directors in February.
“Zane has been such an impactful board member in a short amount of time,” Condon noted. “… He is willing to dive in and give guidance. His advice is really important — it was undoubtedly hugely impactful in our ability to recruit Ed.”
Click here to read more about the addition of Zane Burke to Bardavon’s board of directors.
Having a high level of trust in one’s teammates is both comforting and exciting, Condon said, noting he is looking forward to learning more from Enyeart.
“We’ve learned from companies like Cerner that it is about people,” Condon continued. “It’s about bringing in exceptional talent with exceptional drive. … Not only are we teaching Ed about what Bardavon does — but we’re going to be learning from Ed as well and applying his knowledge to our core strategy moving forward.”
Through his position as CFO, Enyeart’s current focus is on instilling key performance indicators throughout the company and ensuring Bardavon has all of its associates aligned with client satisfaction and key financial metrics, he said.
“It’s about finding a balance between the financial messaging that we want all of our associates to have, while at the same time making sure that we’re laser focused on our ultimate mission for our clients and patients,” Enyeart noted. “… I am really excited about actually being able to tangibly see the impact on patients through the workers’ compensation component at Bardavon.”
As a member of the executive team, Enyeart also plans to go beyond the financial and administrative aspects of Bardavon to get involved in other areas of the company, he added.
Click here to learn more about Bardavon Health Innovations, which was named one of Startland News’ Kansas City Startups to Watch in 2018.
In the coming months, community members can expect to see Bardavon continuing to build its footprint in Kansas City as a national company, Condon teased.
“We’ve got other announcements coming that are going to be representative of not just what this company has accomplished, but where it’s headed,” Condon said. “In that, building the team to plan for the months and years ahead is really important, and we’re just thankful to be able to have Ed on our team.”