Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
As senior vice president and chief financial officer for BJC HealthCare, Nick Barto’s role is to ensure the organization’s current and long-term financial success. He has responsibility for BJC’s strategy, corporate finance, managed care/payer strategies, revenue cycle, supply chain and treasury.
With more than $6 billion in net revenues and more than 30,000 employees in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and southeast Missouri regions, BJC is one of the largest health care organizations in the United States and one of the largest employers in Missouri.
Barto came to BJC in 2018 after serving as senior vice president, corporate finance and investments, and chief financial officer for enterprise business lines at Catholic Health Initiatives (the predecessor to CommonSpirit Health) in Englewood, Colo. There he was responsible for the organization’s treasury functions, investor relations, corporate finance, financial and capital planning, and payer strategy operations, as well as Catholic Health Initiatives’ senior living division, clinical engineering, real estate, physical asset services/construction and the organization’s direct investment fund.
Barto has also held senior financial roles at Novant Health, a $4 billion integrated health care system; at McColl Partners, an investment bank that provides services to middle-market companies and private equity firms; at Lehman Brothers in New York and London; and at The Wilkerson Group in New York.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., and a master’s degree in business administration from Columbia Business School in New York. Barto serves as a member of the Health Care Industry Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He has also served on the boards and advisory committees of ExceleraRx Corp., Consonance Capital Partners, Centura Health, US Acute Care Solutions and Alta Partners, LLC.