Officers

Christopher A. Holden
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Christopher A. Holden joined AmSurg in October 2007 as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr. Holden is a healthcare industry veteran of more than 21 years, engaged during most of his career directly in multi-facility and multi-market healthcare management. Prior to joining AmSurg, Mr. Holden served as Senior Vice President and a Division President of Triad Hospitals, Inc., of which Mr. Holden was a founding team member and officer in May 1999. From August 1994 until May 1999, Mr. Holden held several officer positions with Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation.

Claire M. Gulmi
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Director

Claire M. Gulmi joined AmSurg in September 1994 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Gulmi became Senior Vice President in March 1997, Secretary in December 1997, Director in May 2004 and Executive Vice President in February 2006.

Phillip A. Clendenin
Executive Vice President, Operations

Phillip A. Clendenin joined AmSurg in March 2009 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Services. In February 2013, Mr. Clendenin became Executive Vice President, Operations. He has served in various positions in health care for more than two decades. Prior to joining AmSurg, he held management positions with Community Health Systems, Triad Hospitals, HCA and National Medical Enterprises. Clendenin received his B.S. in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin, and holds a master’s degree in health administration from Washington University School of Medicine.

Kevin D. Eastridge
Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer

Kevin D. Eastridge joined AmSurg in March 1997 and served as Vice President, Finance from April 1998 through July 2008 and as Controller from March 1997 through June 2004. In July 2008, Mr. Eastridge became Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining AmSurg, Mr. Eastridge served as an Assurance Senior Manager at KPMG.

Robert J. Coward
President, Sheridan Healthcare

Robert J. Coward joined Sheridan Healthcare in 1994 and previously served as its Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President for Operations and Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure he has overseen the Company`s financial transactions, its practice acquisitions and its progression from an anesthesiology group practice to the leading national multi-specialty provider of physician and allied health services. Prior to joining Sheridan Healthcare, he served in the audit department for Price Waterhouse Coopers and as the Director of Accounting for a regional dialysis provider. Mr. Coward earned his M.B.A. and his Bachelor of Science degrees from Florida State University.