Rendina announces the appointment of David Ricker to the company’s advisory board. Ricker brings more than 25 years of executive level experience to Rendina. In his capacity as an advisory board member, Ricker will serve as a senior advisor to Rendina’ leadership.
“We are very pleased and fortunate to have David join our advisory board,” said Richard Rendina, chairman and chief executive officer of Rendina. “David’s experience, energy and natural business acumen will help guide us in our efforts to maximize our value to our clients.”
David Ricker’s career in the healthcare industry spans nearly three decades, having most recently served as The Broadlane Group’s president and chief executive officer from August 2008 to January 2010. He is one of The Broadlane Group’s founders and became the company’s first employee and chief operating officer in March of 2000. The position of president was added to his title in 2005.
Under Ricker’s leadership, The Broadlane Group firmly claimed its spot among the nation’s six largest group purchasing organizations, receiving the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies award in both 2004 and 2005.
As an industry leader, Ricker is widely recognized for conceiving innovative services that changed the GPO landscape. He was elected chairman of the Federation of the American Hospital Exhibitor Committee, and is a frequently sought speaker at industry events. He was elected to The Broadlane Group’s board of directors in August of 2008, and to date serves on the company’s board as an outside director.
Prior to his time at The Broadlane Group, Ricker operated as senior vice president of material resource management at Tenet Healthcare and chief executive officer of BuyPower – Tenet’s previous group purchasing organization. Preceding Tenet, Ricker served as North American division vice president at IVAC, a manufacturer of drug delivery and vital signs technology systems. Prior to IVAC, he spent nine years as vice president of materials management services at Premier Health Alliance.
Ricker earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Rowan College in New Jersey.