Patrick’s leadership philosopy is, “people are our greatest assets and it is important to surround ourselves with the most brilliant and brightest talent we can.  A very wise leader once told me, “No one of us is as smart as all of us!”  That said, I believe that success comes from empathetic leadership and a philosophy on being soft on people and hard on results.”

Patrick Gardner, Chief Executive Officer of KMS Healthcare

Currently serving as Chief Executive Officer of KMS Healthcare, Patrick Gardner has nearly 30 years of experience working with Healthcare Technology and a long history of bringing enterprise products and solutions to market. He leads the Healthcare Practice at KMS, overseeing solutions for providers, payers, healthcare software vendors.

Patrick joined the KMS team after 27 years of working in Healthcare IT, focusing on product management and business operations. In 2012, he was recognized by the Technology Association of Georgia as the Product Manager of the Year for prioritizing customers and their involvement in the development process to drive innovation and value in final products.

He has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina – Columbia and a Master’s in Product Management from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

When not serving one of our Healthcare clients, you might find him watching his son’s hockey game or spending time with family on Lake Lanier. He lives in Dawsonville, GA with his wife Mareydel, 20-year-old son who is starting his career at Amazon, and 12-year-old son, a competitive travel hockey player.