He specializes in guiding senior executives and organizations through some of the most complex and politically challenging situations they face, with a particular focus on partnerships/M&A, issue and crisis management, payer relations, governance matters and coalition building. Squyres brings to clients a deep understanding of and skill in navigating the politics of people, elected officials and regulatory matters.
Squyres began serving healthcare providers during the challenging M&A environment of the mid- and late-1990s. Since then he’s worked with hospitals and health systems of virtually every size to achieve some of their most important objectives, including the formation of Idaho’s first health system (St. Luke’s Health System) and the largest provider system in South Carolina as well as multiple distressed and public hospital transactions.
His experience also includes lead campaign advisor roles for a state hospital association on a successful ballot measure initiative and a winning congressional campaign, for which he subsequently guided the transition to office as chief of staff to the congressman.
Squyres holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.