Todd Abner started his career with the U.S.’s largest accounting firm, Ernst & Young where he became a Senior Auditor and left to work for his largest client, Hospital Corporation of America.
Mr. Abner held several management positions with HCA including co-founding and becoming the Chief Financial Officer for HealthTrust Purchasing Group, now the third largest group purchasing organization (GPO) in the country with purchasing volume of more than $30 billion. Mr. Abner’s reputation among the supplier community for his contribution to the creation and management of that organization is notable.
During his tenure with HCA, Mr. Abner, along with his long-time business partner Ward Brown, co-founded empactHealth.com, a leading provider of business-to-business e-procurement solutions to the healthcare industry. As Vice President of Business Development, Mr. Abner engaged some of the world’s leading suppliers to participate in the e-commerce model and solved a significant inventory problem for the hospital industry. This company currently operates as Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX).
After empactHealth.com, Mr. Abner and Mr. Brown founded Horizon Resource Group. Mr. Abner, as President & CEO has transformed that company into THE largest and most experienced group purchasing organization for both public and private sector procurement. Today, it is known as OMNIA Partners.
Mr. Abner served as the inaugural Chairman of the Board for the National Coalition of Public Procurement (NCPP), an organization committed to promote the highest level of business ethics, best practices, and standards to serve the procurement needs of government, education and non-profit agencies across the country.
Mr. Abner currently serves as Board President for Gabe’s My Heart “Chemo Duck.” Chemo Duck, a nonprofit organization, collaborates with child life specialists and medical professionals to provide education and support to children and families going through cancer treatment.
In his spare time, Mr. Abner volunteers his time and talent to Pilots N Paws, a non-profit organization that facilitates nationwide rescue, transport, shelter, and adoption of animals. As an accomplished jet pilot, Mr. Abner and his wife perform rescue flights free of charge to transport animals from kill shelters around the U.S. to the safety of their forever homes.