Scripps Names Brett Tande New Corporate Senior VP, CFO

Tande brings broad finance, organizational and management expertise to role

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Tande brings broad finance, organizational and management expertise to role

Scripps Health has named Brett Tande as its corporate senior vice president and chief financial officer. Tande started his position at Scripps March 28. He is responsible for financial planning and financial operations, which includes corporate finance, treasury, hospital and ambulatory financial operations, real estate operations, payroll, revenue cycle and all affiliated functions. Tande will take over the role from Richard Rothberger, who will retire from Scripps May 6 after 20 years of service.

“Brett is an experienced leader with broad finance, organizational and management expertise,” said Chris Van Gorder, Scripps president and CEO. “As we work to move beyond COVID-19 and toward continued transformation of health care, I welcome Brett’s financial acumen, as well as the values and operating principles he brings to what he does. We will miss Rich greatly but feel confident Brett will be a tremendous asset to our senior leadership team and to all of Scripps.”

Tande comes to Scripps from Cottage Health in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he served as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer since 2016, responsible for the core financial functions of the 125-year-old, multi-hospital system.

Prior to his work at Cottage Health, Tande served in lead finance roles at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago and Cadence Health in Winfield, Ill. Earlier in his career, Tande specialized in not-for-profit health care practices as an executive director at Morgan Stanley.


“I am both honored and humbled to part of one of the country’s pre-eminent providers of health care, and I look forward to contributing to Scripps and to the furtherance of its mission,” Tande said.

He earned a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management as well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington University.

Brett and his wife, Alexis, have three children, and they enjoy skiing, hiking, tennis and cycling.

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