Ronald M. Robinson is runner-up for this year's Cain Brothers award. Robinson, 53, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Presbyterian Homes in Camp Hill, Pa., was recognized for his "tenacity, with a capital T," said Daniel Cain, principal and founding partner of Cain Brothers, the award's sponsor.
By scouring the capital markets for niche investors and lenders, Robinson identified creative financing mechanisms that have shifted the capital burden away from Presbyterian Homes, Cain said.
Presbyterian Homes operates 18 senior-living and long-term-care facilities in five Mid-Atlantic states, including continuing-care retirement communities, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities and home healthcare agencies.
Douglas T. Wilson received an honorable mention. Wilson, 36, is chief financial officer and vice president of finance at 213-bed Holland (Mich.) Community Hospital and its affiliates.
After accepting that post in 1992, Wilson focused on several key financial matters, including budget preparation and analysis, investment management and asset allocation.