Melissa Pitchford Joins Sage Growth Partners as VP, Managing Director

Pitchford Will Drive the Development of Financial Solutions Offered to SGP’s Growing Roster of Healthcare Clients

Baltimore, MD – October 21, 2014 Sage Growth Partners (SGP), a Baltimore-based healthcare consulting, technology, and marketing firm today announced the appointment of Melissa Pitchford as Vice President and Managing Director.

In her role, Ms. Pitchford will be responsible for driving innovative and profitable solutions for independent physicians and health systems as the payers and purchasers drive new payment and delivery models.

Ms. Pitchford is the former CFO of Katzen Eye Group (Towson, MD). Prior to that, she served as the Chair of the Medical Practice Group for KatzAbosch, a Maryland Accounting Firm. Melissa comes to SGP as a proven corporate leader who, as a CFO, worked directly with senior management and corporate owners to develop financial strategies for healthcare practices.

Ms. Pitchford is a Certified Public Accountant and received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Salisbury State University. She currently serves as President of the Maryland Medical Group Management Association and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

“I am excited to bring my strong leadership skills and financial background to Sage Growth Partners. I have joined a group of experts in their various areas of healthcare and management and believe I can add to SGP’s strong team and our physician enterprise clients.”

“Melissa fits the profile for a Sage Growth leader. She’s smart, talented, and wholly engaged in the healthcare market we serve. We are excited to have her join our talented and creative team,” says Don McDaniel, CEO of Sage Growth Partners.

About Sage Growth Partners
Sage Growth Partners, and its newly formed Canton Health Ventures, is in the business of discovering growth opportunities for both newly established and existing firms. The firms venture management capabilities shepherd entrepreneurs and healthcare organizations through all stages of the growth process.

Sage Growth Partners (SGP), a healthcare strategy, technology, and marketing firm, provides insight, advice, and multi-disciplined execution to growth-minded health care organizations nationally, including hospitals, health systems, physicians groups, insurers, trade associations, and academic institutions. With deep roots in the business of health care, SGP delivers results to difficult industry and organizational challenges.