Renal care provider DaVita Corp., El Segundo, Calif., said Mark Harrison will leave his position as chief financial officer, effective Nov. 30. Harrisons departure was reached by mutual agreement, the company said in a news release. Harrison, 50, said that he will remain in Southern California and has chosen to spend more time with his family, which includes two teenage daughters.
Its been a tumultuous couple of years, Harrison said, adding that his family first moved to Minnesota when he worked at Allina Hospitals & Clinics and then again to California when he began his job as DaVitas CFO in September 2006. DaVita is obviously a very dynamic, fast-moving company, and it reached a point where (family) wanted more of me than I could give, he said. Harrison said he will spend about a month or two giving my full attention to my family and then think about my next professional chapter.
At DaVita, Jim Hilger will continue his role as vice president and controller and also become acting CFO, the company said. Guy Seay, vice president of finance, and LeAnne Zumwalt, vice president of investor relations, will serve as Hilgers partners to direct DaVitas financial strategy. Zumwalt said that the company will conduct a search for Harrisons successor.
DaVita provides renal-care services in 42 states and Washington, D.C., and operated or managed more than 1,300 outpatient facilities as of Sept. 30. -- by Jessica Zigmond