Mr. Deal is CEO and Director of Compassus, a leading national hospice, palliative care and home health post-acute provider. Mr. Deal partnered with Cressey & Company, a Chicago-based private equity firm, to found Compassus and subsequently executed a recapitalization with Formation Capital and Audax in 2014. Compassus currently serves communities in 31 states through 125+ locations. Mr. Deal has been a leader in the healthcare services industry for more than 40 years and has been at the forefront of the industry’s transformation throughout his career. Notably, he has extensive histories with both AMSURG and Envision pre-dating their combination in 2016. Mr. Deal served on the Operating Board for AMSURG prior its IPO spin-out from Healthways. Additionally, Mr. Deal has been actively involved with Envision for 25+ years, and currently serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Previously, Mr. Deal served on the Board of MedCath, a leading operator of cardiac specialty hospitals.