Bert is responsible for the direction and oversight of all Intermountain Healthcare financial operations. He also oversees Intermountain’s insurance/health plans operations, SelectHealth, as well as Intermountain’s Information Systems operations. More recently, he has led the planning and provided leadership for Intermountain’s new business development and innovation strategies.
Prior to joining Intermountain Healthcare, Bert was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Methodist Hospital System in Houston, Texas. Prior to that, he served in numerous capacities with Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, including senior vice president, chief financial officer and was president of several of its smaller subsidiaries. He also was a partner in Ernst & Young’s Houston office, where he spent 16 years, specializing in healthcare.
Bert serves on a number of Boards, including Intalere, Inc. (co-chair), the fifth largest Group Purchasing Organization in the country; ExceleraRx (chair), recently formed specialty pharmacy company co-owned by Catholic Health Initiatives, Fairview Health System and Intermountain; Sotera Wireless, Inc., a private venture-backed company focused on wireless continuous vital signs monitoring; HealthBox Global Partners, Inc.; and the Advisory Board of Chicago Pacific Founders. He also serves on the Executive Board of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and advisory boards for several private equity funds for which Intermountain Healthcare is a limited partner.
Bert received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration, both from the University of Wisconsin. He is a Certified Public Accountant and received the Elijah Watt Sells Award for receiving the second-highest score in the nation when he took the CPA exam.