Zach Stephens



Nashville, TN


As a Valuation Analyst, Zach supports the Compensation Valuation division where he leverages his extensive background in law and healthcare operations. In this role, he focuses on physician and advanced provider compensation, cost benefit analysis, financial reporting, contract management and financial support of healthcare operations. This includes analyzing productivity and quality data to determine bonus compensation, providing financial reports, forecasting return on investment and identifying trends and variances. Given his working knowledge of the insurance industry and regulatory investigations, as well as his experience in compliance and operations, Zach adds considerable value and a distinct perspective to the Pinnacle team.

Prior to Pinnacle, Zach developed comprehensive healthcare experience working in academic medical centers, anesthesia services, pharmaceutical consulting services, and an ambulatory surgery center where he assisted clients and employers by finding solutions using his problem-solving skills and broad industry expertise. This included serving as a Senior Quality and Patient Advisor responsible for analyzing adherence to regulations regarding various regulatory agencies such as system-level preparation in advance of the Joint Commission.

Zach holds an MHA and JD from the University of Memphis with a concentration in health law and is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee.

  • Supports compensation valuation team with financial modeling, comprehensive reporting and thorough market research
  • Expertise with academic medical centers, anesthesia & life sciences
  • Healthcare experience includes regulatory, quality & operations
  • Holds a JD and MHA from the University of Memphis