Bob Vraciu was with HCA and HealthTrust, Inc. for fifteen years, much of which involved close work with Clayton McWhorter. Vraciu served as vice president of strategic planning and research, president of the Center for Health Studies, and vice president of strategic planning and marketing. Following Columbia/HCA's purchase of HealthTrust in 1995, Vraciu became the president and CEO of Vivra Health Advantage until its sale in 1998. He then became a clinical professor of health-care management with the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He currently serves as a business strategy consultant. Vraciu earned his Ph.D. from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor's in mathematics from the University of California, Davis. For the five years before joining HCA, he taught health-care financial management in the program of health-care administration at the University of Michigan. Bob Vraciu resides in Brentwood, Tennessee, with his wife, Jeannie. They have three children: Paul, Brian, and Julie.Vraciu, Bob is the author of 'Leadership To Win A Biography Of R. Clayton Mcwhorter' with ISBN 9781577363019 and ISBN 1577363019.