Peter W. Rutherford
Business Director 


Mr. Rutherford has 19 years of executive experience in the administration and management of various healthcare entities, working on aspects of both provider side and payer side healthcare environment. He currently serves as Vanguard's Business Director, responsible for financial and administrative issues of the practice, as well as administrative and billing issues related to practice integration.


Early in his healthcare career, Mr. Rutherford founded, and was the Chief Executive Officer of an IPA-based global capitation risk contractor in New Jersey, building the company to 60,000 lives under management. He has also had experience assisting with the design and development of software for use in physician offices. His healthcare experience also includes hands-on practice office administration, implementation of electronic medical record software, and all aspects of physician office administration. Mr. Rutherford has extensive experience in practice medical billing systems and associated administrative procedures, and has worked as an independent consultant assisting practices in improving billing and collection results.


Before transitioning into healthcare, he was a partner in the actuarial consulting firm Kwasha Lipton, now part of Buck Consultants. Mr. Rutherford has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.