Mr. Hicks is a founder and the current President and Chief Executive Officer of HealthGrades, Inc. Prior to filling his current roles at HealthGrades, Mr. Hicks was President and Chief Executive Officer of HealthGrades’ predecessor company, Specialty Care Network, Inc. From 1985 to 1995, he served as Senior Vice President of LBA Healthcare Management.
Under Mr. Hicks’ stewardship, HealthGrades has gained national recognition as the leader in providing healthcare information to consumers via the Internet. Millions of consumers and hundreds of the nation's largest employers, health plans and hospitals rely on HealthGrades' independent ratings and decision-support resources to make healthcare decisions based on the quality of care. Not only has HealthGrades received numerous awards for excellence, but Mr. Hicks has also received numerous awards during his time at HealthGrades, including recognition as the 2000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in the e-business category for the Rocky Mountain Region.