David Pyle

David Pyle

Chief Executive Officer

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David Pyle is a seasoned healthcare executive with a proven track record of growing and scaling companies. He has extensive experience with joint ventures, leading health systems in community hospitals, surgery centers, and physician practices. Most recently, David served as Chief Operating Officer at Solis Mammography, where he helped double the size of the company in his tenure. Today, David leads Gastro Care Partners as Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Prashant Krishnan

Dr. Prashant Krishnan

Chief Medical Officer

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Dr. Krishnan is an accomplished gastroenterologist specializing in interventional endoscopy, inflammatory bowel diseases, and hepatopancreaticobiliary diseases. A Clinical Professor at three institutions, he teaches students and residents.

Dr. Krishnan has a proven track record of leading highly effective teams and scaling organizations. His clinical and business acumen resulted in exceptional patient outcomes and tremendous practice growth, increasing Peak Gastroenterology Associates's (Peak) roster from 4 providers to 43 in 6.5 years. He serves as Chief Medical Officer and Board Member of Gastro Care Partners and Peak. Additionally, he sits on various state and federal boards and advocates for physicians and patients on Capitol Hill to Representatives and Senators.

Dr. Neil Sharma

Dr. Neil Sharma

Director of IOSE Programs

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Dr. Neil Sharma is a board-certified gastroenterologist at Peak Gastroenterology Associates and oversees the Interventional Oncology and Surgical Endoscopy (IOSE) program at GCP.

A multi-disciplinary gastroenterologist, Dr. Sharma completed fellowships in hepatology and endoscopic oncology. To help diagnose and treat digestive system issues, he learned advanced techniques like ERCP, endoscopic resection (EMR/ESD) and endoscopic ultrasound, in addition to researching esophageal and pancreatic cancers.

Candace Baer

Candace Baer

Chief Operating Officer

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Candace Baer is a transformational leader with an exceptional record of achievement scaling healthcare operations, developing high performing teams, and optimizing patient outcomes. As a solutions architect skilled in Strategic Planning, Operations Management, Physician Relations, Analytics, and Quality Improvement, Candace’s expertise with practice management and research in large medical centers enables her to spearhead growth and practice optimization at GCP as Chief Operating Officer. Candace also holds a Lean Six Sigma certification focused on creating sustainable change and best in class patient experiences.

Dr. Buck Patel

Dr. Buck Patel

Chief Research Officer

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Bhaktasharan “Buck” Patel, M.D., is the Founder and President of Peak Gastroenterology Associates (Peak) and Chief Research Officer at Gastro Care Partners. Dr Patel has grown Peak into the largest and fastest growing practice in Colorado. He is a Clinical Professor at three institutions, teaching students and residents.

A dynamic leader, Dr. Patel sits on Peer Review Committees, multiple Advisory Boards, a Medical Executive Committee, and various other Boards. He has also served as the Chief of Gastroenterology at UCHealth Memorial.

As Chief Research Officer, he heads medical innovations through clinical trials, giving patients access to tomorrow’s treatments today. His focus is on inflammatory bowel diseases, liver diseases, and interventional endoscopy.

Brooks Marshall

Brooks Marshall

SVP of Business Development

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Brooks Marshall is a development leader with experience driving organic and inorganic growth within healthcare services organizations, and his contributions have led to the successful sale of multiple companies. Brooks has served as Head of Development for U.S. HealthWorks and added over 50 clinics through partnerships and de novos over four years. He also served as Chief Development Officer for Sage Centers, where the company experienced a recapitalization within four years of joining after adding over $100 million in acquired revenue. Today, Brooks leads GCP’s development efforts with a focus on building the top community of practices in the Western U.S.

Michael Finch

Michael Finch

Chief Financial Officer

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Michael Finch is a dynamic business leader with more than 30 years of experience in business operations, capital raise, mergers and acquisitions, organizational structure, and financial leadership. Notably, Michael founded Vision Care Professional Services, an MSO to Vision Care Specialists, which at the time was the largest privately held Optometry and Ophthalmology practice in Central US that later sold to MyEyeDr. Michael also founded Black Watch Capital, acting as advisor for transactions and financial services to more than 200 individual businesses, primarily in health care. Michael is an Advisory Board member of Leadership Program of the Rockies and Former President of JDRF Rocky Mountain, funding research to find treatments and a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Michael attained his MBA and MS in Accounting and is a CPA in the State of Colorado. Today, Michael leads Gastro Care Partners as Chief Financial Officer.

Erin Lemmons

Erin Lemmons

Vice President of Human Resources

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Erin Lemmons is a strategic, innovative HR professional who combines two decades of experience to connect business vision into HR initiatives that improve performance, profitability, and employee engagement. Erin leverages a fundamental understanding of HR principles combined with an empowering leadership mentality to support business partners and drive organizational growth. Today, Erin oversees all people-related initiatives at GCP as Vice President of Human Resources.

Marta Danylyk

Marta Danylyk

Fractional Chief Marketing Officer

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Marta Danylyk is a strategic brand, culture, and communications leader focused on building high-growth, M&A-driven emerging brands. Marta has experience in the private and public sector in healthcare, hospitality, retail, and home services. Previously, Marta has served as Head of Marketing for TruDerm dermatology group and oversaw Communications at Jamba Juice and Zoes Kitchen, where she successfully supported Jamba’s 900+ unit franchised organization and 50+ Zoes restaurant openings. Today, Marta supports GCP with strategic brand, culture, and growth initiatives as Fractional Chief Marketing Officer.

Dan Cady

Dan Cady

Senior Director of Talent Acquisition

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Dan Cady is an accomplished senior leader with broad HR experience across healthcare, engineering, defense, and military. Dan’s strategic prowess in organization building, talent acquisition, process improvement, and team building has made him best fit for high-growth organizations. Dan brings three decades of experience to his role as Senior Director of Talent and Recruiting at GCP.

Sheila Hankins

Sheila Hankins

Vice President of Revenue Cycle

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Sheila Hankins brings more than 25 years of experience in revenue cycle management with a track record of improving efficiency, productivity, and profitability through system automation and process improvements. Sheila is accomplished in accounting procedures including budgets, expenses, reconciliation, and cost analysis, enabling rapid progress and support for GCP partners. Most recently, Sheila served as the Vice President of Revenue Cycle Management for Platinum Dermatology Partners, bringing them to over $400M a year in revenue. Today, Sheila supports GCP as the Vice President of Revenue Cycle.

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