Brad Smith

Brad is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Russell Street Ventures, an innovative healthcare firm focused on launching and scaling companies that serve some of our nation’s most vulnerable patient populations. Brad also serves as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Main Street Health, which provides primary care services to patients in rural America, and as Executive Chairman of CareBridge, which serves homebound Medicaid patients. Together, CareBridge and Main Street Health have over $2.5 billion in annualized revenue, with each company valued at over $1 billion.

Brad was the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Aspire Health, which he grew into the nation’s largest home-based palliative care provider before selling it to Anthem for $440 million in 2018. Brad then served as Chief Operating Officer of Anthem’s Diversified Business Group, a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of five companies.

While in government, Brad served as Deputy Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Deputy
Administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

Brad previously served as Chief of Staff at the Tennessee Department of Economic Development where he helped create over 28,000 jobs while reducing the cost to taxpayers. Brad also served as the founding Executive Director of the Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE), a K-12 education non-profit in Tennessee.