Netsmart Media Contact:
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 30, 2019
has announced that Kevin Kaufman has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) following the retirement of current CFO Tony Ritz. Kaufman, who previously served as Chief Business Officer, has worked closely with Ritz for the last several years while the healthcare IT company has experienced rapid growth. Ritz will continue to serve as a strategic advisor to the company and ensure a successful transition.
“We are incredibly grateful to Tony. We tasked him with the impossible – to take an infrastructure that was struggling to keep up with a $70 million business and re-tool it to support a $1 billion company,” said Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “Tony built our finance and accounting organization from the ground up. This capability is now a strength of Netsmart and enables our growth. The true legacy of a leader is what is left behind once they leave; we are fortunate that Tony is leaving an incredibly strong foundation that will continue to propel our growth. We are appreciative of his contributions during his time with us and are excited to see the next chapter as Kevin takes the reins.”
Ritz, who has held the CFO role since 2012, guided Netsmart through significant growth and expansion. He was instrumental in developing and growing the reach of Netsmart, increasing revenue by nearly fivefold along with tripling the number of Netsmart associates. In 2017, Tony was named a Kansas City Business Journal CFO of the Year
Kaufman joined Netsmart in 2016 and has been working alongside Ritz and the entire leadership team to develop effective strategies to reach defined business goals and objectives. Prior to joining Netsmart, Kaufman spent 25 years at KPMG, including serving as partner. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and serves as a board member for Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Kaufman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Kansas State University.
"Kevin brings a strong set of skills to the table as CFO including strong business insight, exceptional analytical skills and a collaborative leadership style,” said Valentine. “In the past three years, he’s applied his well-rounded knowledge and understanding of the healthcare technology market and the communities we serve to grow and reinforce the Netsmart footprint in the industry. Kevin’s transition will very much be a natural one, and we expect it to be seamless.”
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