Chief Executive Officer, VGM Group, Inc.
Mike Mallaro is VGM’s chief executive officer. As CEO, Mike provides a strategic and financial perspective to decisions made at VGM. His day-to-day focus is working on projects to strategically position VGM for growth and success in the future. Mike has been with VGM since 2001 and served as the lead on development of the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), which included transition to a 100 percent employee ownership in 2008.
Chief Operating Officer and President, VGM Group, Inc.
Jim Phillips is president and chief operating officer (COO) of VGM Group, Inc. He is responsible for overseeing VGM’s buying groups and all day-to-day operations of the multi-faceted company. Among many other duties, Jim works with each department to assist in developing and executing goals and overall business strategies. Jim has been with VGM since 1991.
Board Chairman and General Counsel, VGM Group, Inc.
Jim Walsh is board chairman and general counsel of VGM Group, Inc. As an original investor, Jim has been involved with the company since the late Van G. Miller founded it in 1986. Ten years after his initial investment, Jim became VGM’s corporate counsel, a director of all its companies and a frequent source and consultant to members of VGM-sponsored companies.
Chief Financial Officer, VGM Group, Inc.
Jeff Rummel is VGM’s chief financial officer. He is responsible for providing financial perspectives and guidance to business decisions made at VGM. Other responsibilities include oversight of VGM’s corporate accounting, taxes, investments, ESOP, employee benefits and human resource administration. Jeff joined VGM in 2015.
D. Jay Ellis
President, VGM Club
D. Jay Ellis is the president and one of the founding owners of VGM Club, a division of VGM Group, Inc. VGM Club has over 3,500 members across the United States and continues to strive to be the most trusted service provider in the club industry. In 2010, sixteen years after founding VGM Club, D. Jay led a strategic move to acquire a restaurant-focused company with similar values to that of VGM Club. That company is now known as VGM Client Rewards.
President, VGM Insurance Services
Mike Kloos is president of VGM Insurance Services, a division of VGM Group, Inc. Since 2013, Mike has overseen the growth and diversification of VGM Insurance Services and its affiliated companies, which include VGM Specialty Underwriters, with offices in Merriam, Kan., and Phoenix, Ariz.; PT1 Insurance Solutions, based in North Liberty, Iowa; and Affinity Club Underwriters, based in Morristown, N.J. Mike joined VGM in 1994.
President, VGM & Associates
As president of VGM & Associates, Clint oversees all of the medical groups, including membership, under the VGM Group, Inc. umbrella of businesses. These divisions include VGM’s Contracting Team, US Rehab, Accessible Home Improvement of America, VGM Government Relations, People for Quality Care, Nationwide Respiratory, Freedomlink, VGM Alternate Care, VGM Retail, VGM Home Infusion, Woundcare Connection, VGM Market Data and the Reimbursement Team. Clint has been with VGM since 2012.
President, VGM HOMELINK
Dave Kazynski is president of HOMELINK, a subsidiary of VGM Group, Inc. He has served in this capacity since helping the late Van G. Miller develop the HOMELINK network for VGM’s HME members in 1993. More than 20 years later, the network, which connects payers to credentialed, community-based providers, has expanded to include home health, complex rehab technology, orthotic and prosthetic services, transportation, breast pump program, accessibility modifications, physical, occupational and speech therapy and hearing health care.
President, Essentially Women
Christa Miehe is president of Essentially Women, a member service organization for women’s health care providers. Additionally, Christa serves as senior vice president of corporate strategy at VGM Group, Inc., where she helps guide company strategy to maximize brand enhancement, improve employee engagement, increase diversity of revenue and nurture company culture. Christa has been with VGM since 2002.
President, VGM Emerging Markets
Ron Bendell is president of VGM Emerging Markets, VGM’s division for new group development. Along with Emerging Markets, Ron oversees VGM divisions he helped develop, including VGM Fulfillment, VGM Education, VGM Canada and IS. Ron has been with VGM since 1997 and involved in the home medical equipment industry since 1984.