Chad Eckes, MBA
Chad Eckes, who became executive vice
president and chief financial officer (CFO) at Wake Forest Baptist Medical
Center in April 2015, directs all financial functions at the Medical Center.
Eckes has a background well suited to
the world of large clinical data for population health with tightly integrated
financial data that will increasingly drive success for the future. His broad
portfolio includes years of working in strategy, finance, revenue cycle,
claims, growth, talent, customer experience and information technology domains.
As CFO, he develops and implements
long- and short-term financial strategies and oversees integration and
consolidation of systems to optimize financial functions across the
organization. He also oversees Wake Forest Baptist’s information technology (IT)
Prior to CFO, Eckes was Wake Forest
Baptist’s vice president and chief information officer (CIO) beginning in March
2014. In his first year at the Medical Center, he was focused on leading the
transformation of the IT department including stabilizing and optimizing Epic,
PeopleSoft, and the infrastructure. He also aligned IT leadership around
improving employee engagement. Before then, he served as chief strategy officer
for Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Previously Eckes held CIO, vice
president, director and controller positions within health care, insurance and
Eckes holds a bachelor’s degree from
the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, a master’s certificate in project
management from Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. from Wisconsin-Whitewater.