The Pinnacle Group is excited to extend a warm welcome to Mr. William D. Johnson, CPA, MBA, a recent addition to the Pinnacle Team as Executive Director of Financial Operations.

The Pinnacle Group is excited to extend a warm welcome to Mr. William D. Johnson, CPA, MBA, a recent addition to the Pinnacle Team as Executive Director of Financial Operations.

Mr. Johnson offers a wide range of healthcare experience to the Pinnacle Group that includes nearly 30 years of executive leadership.  His areas of expertise include strategic healthcare initiatives with health systems and physician practices.  Bill’s professional experiences include strategic planning, business development, physician recruiting, operational management of large physician practices in multiple locations, outreach development, financial operations, business/practice mergers and acquisitions, physician/hospital joint ventures, selection of practice management and electronic health systems for practices.  He has additional experience in third-party contracting, physician integration strategies, physician compensation models and tax planning for strategic decisions.  Within Pinnacle, Bill will provide financial and strategic direction as well as consulting on client engagements.

Prior to joining Pinnacle, Bill served 14 years as a Vice President of Finance with the HealthONE Hospital System and more recently, 15 years as a Chief Executive Officer for Western Cardiology Associates and Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates PC, (the largest cardiology group practice in the metro Denver market place). Bill was actively involved in providing strategic leadership and organizational direction for a large cardiology group practice encompassing all sub specialties in cardiology and 150 employees offering cardiac care in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska.  He developed and provided Board direction to three separate business entities encompassing under arrangement cardiac cath laboratories in Aurora, Denver and Durango, Colorado.

Bill’s additional experience includes time with Coopers & Lybrand Certified Public Accountants in both their Chicago and Denver offices with a focus on financial auditing and tax planning for individual and corporate clients.

In his free time, Bill enjoys the serenity of fly-fishing in Colorado’s rivers and streams.  He additionally enjoys other forms of outdoor recreation such as playing tennis and mountain biking.  However, don’t peg him as your standard Colorado resident. His interests are as varied as they are unique.  Just ask him about his interest in amateur radio.


 – Strategic planning and business development

– Physician/hospital relationships and joint ventures

– Financial analysis, forecasting and modeling

– Physician compensation planning and analysis

– Physician practice mergers and acquisitions

Professional Designations and Affiliations

– Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Colorado

– Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

– Member, Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants

– Member, Medical Group Management Association 


 – MBA, with an emphasis in finance, Regis University, Denver Colorado

– BSBA in Accounting, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

The Pinnacle Group provides a range of strategic, financial and operational services to improve clinical and business performance for hospitals, health systems, physician groups and other healthcare organizations.  Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting is a nationally recognized leader in business valuation, physician compensation, medical staff planning, performance improvement and compliance support.  Other divisions of Pinnacle provide physician practice management, medical bill/coding, and technology/integration support services.  Pinnacle’s array of specialized and highly responsive client services promote advanced innovation while our dynamic team solidifies strong client relationships and assists in solving your most complex challenges.