Tarp Jones has over thirty years of experience as a corporate executive. He was chief financial officer of three public companies–Comdata, Surgical Care Affiliates, and PhyCor–and then was the chief operating officer and chief executive officer of the HealthSouth Surgery Division, Cardiology Partners of America, PhyCor, and Aveta Health. In between his corporate endeavors he opened a sporting goods store. Since 2007, he has managed a family office for The Gordon Group. He has an undergraduate degree in accounting and French from Murray State University and a master’s degree from Vanderbilt.
Will has nearly 25 years’ experience as an investment banker representing growth companies in a wide variety of merger and acquisition transactions and public and private equity and debt transactions. After spending the first part of his career with the investment banking firms of J.C. Bradford & Co. and Jefferies, he established what is now Silvermark Partners in 2004 with the primary goal of serving as a trusted advisor to clients across the country that value candor and discretion. While he has experience across a broad range of industries, his practice focuses primarily on healthcare, business services and technology.
Mr. Aylward is the President of MedCenterDisplay, LLC based in Brentwood, Tennessee. MedCenterDisplay is the leading provider of digital engagement solutions built to improve patient and employee communication at hospitals, clinics and healthcare focused businesses.
Prior to joining MedCenterDisplay, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Sy.Med Development, Inc. a HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSTM) company. He joined Sy.Med in February of 1997 as Vice President, Sales and Marketing and was named Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer in May of 1997 and remains the Chief Executive Officer after the sale of Sy.Med to HealthStream in October 2012.
Prior to joining Sy.Med, he held sales and marketing management positions with three Tennessee HMOs: Complete Health, HealthWise of America and American Medical Security. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, Mr. Aylward began his business career at Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation. Over a seven year period, he held various positions, including Territory Manager.