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About Us

Our Team

The CarePayment team is committed to using our extensive healthcare and finance expertise to provide best-in-class solutions.

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Craig Hodges

Chief Executive Officer

Before becoming CarePayment CEO, Craig Hodges was senior vice president and general manager of patient billing and payment services and for payer payment solutions for Emdeon, a leading provider of revenue and payment cycle management and clinical information exchange solutions. Hodges joined Emdeon in 2007 when it acquired IXT Solutions, a healthcare technology firm providing self-pay revenue tools. Craig was a founder of IXT and served as its president and COO. He also was president and COO of National Business Products, which offered a suite of billing, payment and card-based affinity programs. Hodges studied business administration at Austin Peay State University.

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Ed Caldwell

Chief Revenue Officer

Before joining CarePayment, Ed Caldwell was senior vice president of sales and marketing for MediTract, a healthcare contract and document management solutions provider for one quarter of U.S. hospitals. He spent more than 20 years at Emdeon in senior sales management, business development and operations roles, including senior vice president of institutional provider solutions, where he was responsible for delivering revenue cycle management technology and service solutions to the provider market. Caldwell holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Alabama.

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Steve Kukulka

Chief Technology Officer

Steve came to CarePayment from Change Healthcare, where he was CTO prior to the acquisition by Emdeon. After the acquisition, Steve served as CTO for the Engagement Solutions Division, where he was responsible for product management, product development, data, informatics, and IT operations. Before that he was the director of Applications for Walgreens’ Healthcare Clinic and its Take Care Health Systems division. He also has served as senior vice president of technology at ComFrameSoftware and as a consultant for clients such as Bank of America and Goldman Sachs.

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James Oliff

Chief Financial Officer

Before joining CarePayment, James Oliff was CFO of Althea Group, a national retail pharmacy holding company. He spent a combined 10 years at Emdeon and Chamberlin Edmonds in senior finance and operational analytics roles including divisional CFO for the Services division at Emdeon. James also brings extensive financial planning, accounting and analytics experience from large corporations including International Paper and Macy’s. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University.

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Brian J. McCarthy

SVP & General Counsel

Brian joined CarePayment after six years in management roles at healthcare companies backed by MedCare Investment Funds, a private family office. Most recently he was VP & General Counsel at OccuSystems, Inc., a holding company for third-party administrators managing occupational injuries. Brian began his career in the structured finance group at Guggenheim Partners in Chicago. He received a BBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

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Wes Pass

Chief Strategy Officer

Wes Pass joined CarePayment as Chief Strategy Officer in 2018. Prior to CarePayment, Wes comes to CarePayment from Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s National For-Profit Healthcare group where he served, most recently as senior vice president, for nearly 10 years. During his time at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Pass oversaw the delivery of advisory, credit, cash management, and capital markets solutions to growth and established healthcare companies nationwide. Previously, Pass was a combat arms officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Pass is active in the Nashville community and serves as a member of the boards of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the Military Services Division of Centerstone Behavioral Health; and as a member of the board of directors of the Nashville Health Care Council.

Wes graduated from the United States Naval Academy and earned his MBA from Wake Forest University.