Executive Vice President
Chief Business Development and Growth Officer
As chief business development and growth officer, Richard Neale is responsible for revenue growth through business and corporate development, contracting and project management.
In this role, he aligns business needs and a rapidly evolving health care landscape with strategy, integration and corporate culture to identify and develop new growth opportunities. This can include geographic expansion, collaborations, partnerships and innovative ventures and alliances that support Scripps’ mission and help to broaden health care access.
Rick first joined Scripps in 2008 and has held several executive positions. As corporate vice president of ambulatory development and research, he helped grow ambulatory business with a focus on building relationships with independent physicians. He also led a reorganization of Scripps’ clinical research services that included collaborations with corporate, physician and academic partners to improve clinical alignment and lower expenses.
Most recently, as corporate senior vice president of corporate development, he led development and growth initiatives throughout the Scripps’ system and had executive oversight for Scripps Project Management Office and Home-based Care services. In his time with Scripps, Rick has consistently brought new focus to growth planning and helped develop Scripps’ growth strategy both short- and long-term.
Rick holds a Bachelor of Science degree (University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada), as well as a law degree and an MBA (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada).