About Us

Exalt Health was founded in 2022 by an experienced team of post-acute care operators that have consistently delivered best-in-class patient outcomes and satisfaction. Exalt Health is a leading healthcare organization executing a proven operational playbook based on efficiency and flexibility.

Exalt Health is backed by Nautic Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm that has managed $9.5 billion in equity over its 35 year history.  Nautic has deep expertise across the post-acute care space, including 2 previous successful healthcare organizations managed by the Exalt Health leadership team.

Exalt Health represent a stable and highly experienced organization within the post-acute spectrum of care. Keeping up with regulatory dynamics while maintaining industry leading patient outcomes and employee satisfaction can be challenging and requires dedicated operators that know how to adapt.


Ken McGee

Chief Executive Officer

Ken most recently served as CEO of Curahealth and CEO (initially started as COO) of Reliant Hospital Partners. Ken possesses a unique blend of hospital business operations skills and clinical expertise with acute, IRF, LTACH, rehab and skilled nursing operations (he is a registered nurse). His prior experience with Select Medical, HealthSouth / Encompass, and other general acute care hospitals includes both senior clinical leadership and corporate operational positions. Ken possesses the skill set and experience to provide effective leadership over the complex new hospital start-up process and any acquisition integration. Ken earned an MBA in management and finance along with a PhD in healthcare organizational behavior and employee motivation.

Chad Deardorff

Chief Financial Officer

Chad has over 20 years of experience in health care financial operations, specifically in the areas of mental health, acute rehab and long-term acute care. His experience includes Regional and Corporate CFO positions for psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term acute care hospital companies, including his role as CFO at Curahealth/Cobalt Hospitals.  Chad’s expertise includes comprehensive strategic analysis, Medicare & Medicaid regulatory requirements, Medicare & Medicaid reimbursement, billing, financial management and accounting. Chad has an MBA in Finance from the University of North Texas.

Jeff Crawford

Chief Development Officer

As the Head of Business Development, Jeff brings over 23 years of experience in post-acute care leadership within the hospital & healthcare industry. Jeff is responsible for leading the corporate growth strategy and working closely with the leadership and clinical teams across the Exalt organization. His experience includes serving as VP of Business Development at Curahealth, VP of Business Development at Reliant, and Area CEO in the Houston Market of HealthSouth (which included two IRFs). He has also been instrumental in developing physician syndications and hospital startups. Jeff received both his BS in Marketing/Business and MBA from the University of Houston. He remains an active member of his community and the healthcare industry.