John P. Carter

Brand Ambassador | Business Development Director

Dallas, TX


John joins Pinnacle with over a decade of healthcare recruiting, consulting, operations, and leadership experience. Having partnered with organizations across the nation, he has a broad background working with health systems, Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), hospitals, physician practices, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), behavioral health groups, managed care organizations, Indian Health Services (IHS), the Veterans Affairs (VA), academic medical centers, hospital associations, and independent physician associations (IPA).

Prior to Pinnacle, he served as Director of Advisory Services for one of Dallas Fort Worth’s leading independent physician associations supporting 650+ physicians across 250+ practices in the north Texas market.  In this role, he provided leadership and oversight to the advisory services team supporting new member recruitment, clinical integration, practice support operations, contract negotiations and management, and value-based care programs, as well as credentialing, data compliance, claims resolution, payor relations, joint operating committees, education, and training.

As a Brand Ambassador for the Pinnacle family of companies, John will use his robust operations background along with his tenured experience in strategic relationship management and business development to match Pinnacle’s extensive capabilities with the needs of our clients.

John is originally from Arkansas and a graduate of the University of Arkansas where he earned his BA in Communications (Business & Professional Sales). He is also a former Army Field Artillery Officer with fourteen years of military service. In addition, he currently serves as Chair of the Membership & Networking Committee for the North Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Professional Designations & Affiliations:

  • Chairperson, Membership & Networking Committee, North Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives
  • 10+ years of healthcare recruiting, consulting, operations & leadership experience
  • National background working w/ health systems, ACOs, community & CAHs, physician practices, FQHCs, MCOs, AMCs, hospital associations & IPAs.
  • Expert in VBC, clinical integration, contract negotiations & management, practice support operations & physician relations
  • Former Army Field Artillery Officer with 14 years of military service