has announced that Kevin Kaufman has been promoted to Chief Financial
Officer (CFO) following the retirement of current CFO Tony Ritz.
Kaufman, who previously served as Chief Business Officer, has worked
closely with Ritz for the last several years while the healthcare IT
company has experienced rapid growth. Ritz will continue to serve as a
strategic advisor to the company and ensure a successful transition.
“We are incredibly grateful to Tony. We tasked him with the impossible –
to take an infrastructure that was struggling to keep up with a $70
million business and re-tool it to support a $1 billion company,” said
Netsmart CEO Mike Valentine. “Tony built our finance and accounting
organization from the ground up. This capability is now a strength of
Netsmart and enables our growth. The true legacy of a leader is what is
left behind once they leave; we are fortunate that Tony is leaving an
incredibly strong foundation that will continue to propel our growth. We
are appreciative of his contributions during his time with us and are
excited to see the next chapter as Kevin takes the reins.”
Ritz, who has held the CFO role since 2012, guided Netsmart through
significant growth and expansion. He was instrumental in developing and
growing the reach of Netsmart, increasing revenue by nearly fivefold
along with tripling the number of Netsmart associates. In 2017, Tony was
named a Kansas
City Business Journal CFO of the Year.
Kaufman joined Netsmart in 2016 and has been working alongside Ritz and
the entire leadership team to develop effective strategies to reach
defined business goals and objectives. Prior to joining Netsmart,
Kaufman spent 25 years at KPMG, including serving as partner. He is a
member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the
Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and serves as a board
member for Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Kaufman
holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Kansas State
“Kevin brings a strong set of skills to the table as CFO including
strong business insight, exceptional analytical skills and a
collaborative leadership style,” said Valentine. “In the past three
years, he’s applied his well-rounded knowledge and understanding of the
healthcare technology market and the communities we serve to grow and
reinforce the Netsmart footprint in the industry. Kevin’s transition
will very much be a natural one, and we expect it to be seamless.”
Netsmart designs, builds and delivers electronic health records (EHRs),
solutions and services that are powerful, intuitive and easy-to-use. Our
platform provides accurate, up-to-date information that is easily
accessible to care team members in behavioral health, care at home,
senior living and social services. We make the complex simple and
personalized so our clients can concentrate on what they do best:
provide services and treatment that support whole-person care.
By leveraging the powerful Netsmart network, care providers can
seamlessly and securely integrate information across communities,
collaborate on the most effective treatments and improve outcomes for
those in their care. Our streamlined systems and personalized workflows
put relevant information at the fingertips of users when and where they
For more than 50 years, Netsmart has been committed to providing a
common platform to integrate care. SIMPLE. PERSONAL. POWERFUL.
Our more than 1,700 associates work hand-in-hand with our 600,000+ users
in more than 25,000 organizations across the U.S. to develop and deploy
technology that automates and coordinates everything from clinical to
financial to administrative.
Learn more about how Netsmart is changing the face of healthcare today.
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Netsmart is pleased to support the EveryDayMatters®
Foundation, which was established for behavioral health, care at
home, senior living and social services organizations to learn from each
other and share their causes and stories.