Knoxville Entrepreneur Joins Fourbridges Team
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Jan. 28, 2016) — FourBridges Capital Advisors, an investment banking firm serving business owners across the Southeast, today announced that East Tennessee serial entrepreneur Mike Hatcher has joined the firm as a senior advisor. Hatcher is the founder and CEO of Knoxville-based Medical Waste of America, Medical Supplies of America and Hatcher-Hill Properties, and a founder and former Chief Operating Officer of TeamHealth (NYSE:TMH).
In his role as senior advisor, Hatcher will be working with the FourBridges team to advise Southeastern business owners who are thinking about selling, acquiring or refinancing a company, or securing debt and equity capital. Hatcher’s focus will be on East Tennessee, although his background in medical services and technology will be applicable to companies throughout the Southeast.
“I engaged FourBridges when I was preparing to sell my company. As a business owner, I experienced firsthand the unique expertise and proven process that the FourBridges team offers their clients,” Hatcher said. “East Tennessee has a strong portfolio of successful middle market companies, but there’s a real void in capital advisory services in this part of the state. It’s a privilege to partner with FourBridges and improve access to these much-needed services.”
A certified accountant with more than 40 years of experience in finance and operations, Hatcher co-founded Knoxville’s TeamHealth, now a publicly traded company that generated $2.82 billion in net revenue in 2014. He also co-founded and successfully sold Nutritional Support Services, Ltd., a parenteral and enteral nutrition company, and White Stone Group, a health care software provider.
“When FourBridges advised Mike on the sale of Medical Supplies of America, we worked closely with him and were impressed with his successful business ventures, as well as his tenure in the health care space – one of the region’s highest growth industries,” said Andy Stockett, managing director of FourBridges Capital Advisors. “Mike’s seasoned experience in raising capital and growing and selling companies gives him an on-the-ground advisory perspective for business owners in all sectors. His presence in East Tennessee will be a welcomed resource.”
Hatcher sits on the board of directors for East Tennessee’s Mountain Commerce Bank and The Convenience Network, a Knoxville-based digital media company. He is also active with Vanderbilt University’s Owen Entrepreneurship Center. Hatcher is a graduate of the University of Tennessee–Knoxville and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University.