Kent Marquardt is the CEO of Maverick Advisors, LLC. Maverick specializes in innovation and strategy with healthcare companies. Maverick has special focus on companies using analytics and customer engagement to attack inefficiencies in health care costs.
Kent is currently is an outside director for Landmark and for Cardinal Analytixs. He is also an advisor for Book MD and Health Velocity Capital.
Kent was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Premera Blue Cross. He was responsible for the Premera family of companies’ finance, actuarial, corporate informatics, underwriting, and healthcare economics departments. He also had responsibility for the Innovation program and Strategic Investments and was part of the Executive Leadership Team that drove overall strategy and long-term direction.
Prior to Premera, Kent was with American Dental Specialist Inc., where he served as chief executive officer. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer of western operations and chief financial officer of the western operations of MedPartners, Inc., the nation's largest publicly held physician practice management company. He was CFO for PriMed Management Consulting, Inc. (Hill Physicians management company). He was with KPMG Peat Marwick for 19 years and was a partner in the Los Angeles and Phoenix offices.
He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin.