American HomePatient hires SVP of business development

American HomePatient, which is backed by Highland Capital Management, has named Barbara Stark as senior vice president of business development. Previously, she worked at Univita Health where she served as senior vice president of sales. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., American HomePatient is a home healthcare provider.


BRENTWOOD, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following the appointment of Mark Lamp as CEO and President in January, American HomePatient, Inc. (“American HomePatient”) continues to add depth and expertise to its leadership team with the hiring of a senior-level managed care business development leader.
Barbara “Be” Stark will serve as Senior Vice President of Business Development. She brings over 30 years of health care sales and sales leadership experience to American HomePatient, along with a network of senior level relationships with national and regional managed care organizations. Ms. Stark has led managed care and health care services sales teams in the integrated home health, pharmaceutical, specialty pharmacy and medical device industries, and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales at Univita Health. Previously, Ms. Stark held national managed care and sales leadership positions with Coram Specialty Infusion Services, Linde Gas Therapeutics/Life Gas, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Gentiva Specialty Pharmacy Services and Apria Healthcare.
American HomePatient CEO and President Mark Lamp commented, “Be is a dynamic business development leader who will bring energy and creativity to the table in creating value-added relationships with our managed care clients and other strategic accounts. I look forward to working with her and have no doubt she will help us build scale and depth of our offering in this dynamic healthcare environment.”
“We’re excited to bring another high-caliber healthcare executive to the American HomePatient team,” said Patrick Boyce, American HomePatient Board Chairman and Partner with Highland Capital Management, which manages the fund that owns American HomePatient. “I have great confidence that Be’s managed care relationships, industry knowledge and successful track record will benefit American HomePatient’s clients and patients tremendously.”
About American HomePatient
Founded in 1983, American HomePatient is one of the nation’s top five largest diversified home healthcare providers, supplying home medical products and services to over 300,000 patients with over 240 locations across the United States.
About Highland Capital Management
Highland Capital Management, L.P. is an SEC-registered alternative investment management firm with approximately $18 billion in assets under management. The firm was founded in 1993 and is one of the largest and most experienced global alternative investment managers. Highland has an active Private Equity platform with portfolio companies across a range of industries. Highland’s diversified client base includes public pension plans, foundations, endowments, corporations, financial institutions, fund of funds, governments, and high net-worth individuals. Highland is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and maintains offices in New York, London, Singapore, and Seoul.
About T4 Capital Talent
T4 Capital Talent, LLC serves as human capital advisor to Highland Capital Management on American HomePatient and other portfolio investments. T4 Capital Talent works with private equity and other alternative investors in an outsourced Chief Talent Officer capacity. Focus areas include executive search, management assessment and other board-driven leadership advisory work for portfolio companies and the funds that own them.