David Frederiksen is the founder and CEO of PatientFocus, a Nashville-based, patient-billing company for healthcare providers. With over twenty years of healthcare experience including strategy consulting; financial analysis; credit underwriting; workouts and restructurings, David has managed projects for multiple entities including hospitals, clinics, physician practices and other healthcare companies across the U.S. David was the Co-founder and COO of Pine Creek Healthcare Capital, LLC, a specialized lender to rural hospitals. At Pine Creek, David developed the first credit underwriting technology accepted by both Fitch and Moody’s for assigning shadow ratings to Critical Access Hospitals. Prior to Pine Creek, David was with Phyve Corporation, a company focused on HIPAA-compliance for healthcare IT companies; and the Medstat Group, a healthcare information subsidiary of Thomson Reuters. David began his career with Louden & Company, a Nashville-based strategy consulting firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. David is a founding board member of Leadership Healthcare, an organization of health care professionals and entrepreneurs formed in partnership with the Nashville Health Care Council and is the founder and past president of the Vanderbilt Healthcare Alumni Association. David received an MBA from Vanderbilt University, where he created the school’s first Health Care Management concentration including classes from the University’s business, medical, and law schools. David earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Denison University.