James V. McKeon (Chair)
During his professional career, Jim McKeon has served as a senior executive officer of a large publicly traded health care company, co-founded and monetized several entrepreneurial businesses, currently serves on the boards and committees of large public and nonprofit enterprises, and provides advice to owners, senior managers and entrepreneurs.
Mr. McKeon is the managing partner of Valentine Associates LLC, a Pennsylvania-based advisory practice specializing in strategic planning, finance, performance improvement, and mergers and acquisitions. He has served in executive positions of service organizations for more than 25 years while also pursuing his entrepreneurial interests.
Throughout his career, Mr. McKeon has been successful at growing several businesses by focusing on the fundamental strategies of improving infrastructure, aligning interests of constituencies, and ensuring accountability of execution while maintaining fiduciary responsibility.
As executive vice president and chief financial officer of Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation's largest providers of long-term care services, Mr. McKeon led the efforts to raise more than $1.3 billion in both debt and equity securities. During his tenure, the public company aggressively repaid debt, expanded EBITDA margins and substantially increased market equity value. Value creation culminated in a very successful, competitive sale to private equity.
In his capacity as an advisor, Mr. McKeon has been active in assisting a diverse set of businesses achieve their goals, which have included capital raising, strategy development, recapitalization and monetization.
Mr. McKeon has served on several boards and in governance roles in both the public and private sectors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Genesis HealthCare LLC (NYSE: GEN) and is chair of the Nominating, Corporate Governance, Quality and Compliance Committee and is a member of the Governance and Compensation Committee. Mr. McKeon serves as the chair of the Board of Directors of ECMC Group, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help students succeed. At ECMC Group, he serves as the chair of the Audit Committee, chair of the Governance and Compensation Committee and is a member of the Investment Committee. Mr. McKeon also serves on the boards of several privately held organizations. He is a Certified Public Accountant, inactive status in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Mr. McKeon has been active in advocacy causes having previously served on the Board of Directors of The Tug McGraw Foundation, which is focused on quality of life for brain tumor patients and their families. He also served on the Finance Committee of Bancroft, a nonprofit organization that assists children and young adults with developmental challenges.
Mr. McKeon holds a B.S. in accountancy from Villanova University.