Pinnacle Dermatology Adds to their Executive Team

CHICAGO, IL – JULY 12, 2017 – Pinnacle Dermatology LLC and it’s lead investor, Chicago Pacific Founders (“CPF”) are pleased to announce the hiring of a new CEO, Chad A. Eckes, VP of Marketing, Beth Linn as well as appointing of new board member, Stephen B. Bonner.

At Pinnacle Dermatology, two doctors set out to make a different patient experience. One where the patients could talk to a live person when they called to make an appointment, get immediately on the calendar because access to care is the number one priority, and be welcomed like family as soon as they walked in the door. They wanted a place to exist where patients have this experience and still get the highest quality care for their complete skin care needs.

The founders of Pinnacle dermatology have made it their goal to bring this experience to more patients, so after announcing their partnership with CPF, a strategic healthcare investment fund exclusively focused on healthcare service and caring for aging populations, the team turned their focus to finding the right leadership to reach this goal.

Chad A. Eckes shares the same core values and goals as Pinnacle – to further the incredible patient experience that is already apparent at the current practices. Chad served Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), a patient centered organization, as Chief Strategy Officer and one of the top operating executives. There, his leadership helped with significant advancements in operations and technology and ensured 30x growth domestically and internationally, bringing the latest treatment options and technologies to the patient’s bedside. Most recently, Chad was the Executive Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he was a leader of the financial improvement of the academic medical center since 2014.

Beth Linn was part of the CTCA brand team and later, instrumental in leading the grand opening of the Philadelphia hospital and building the grass roots efforts throughout the region.  After successfully fulfilling multiple Marketing leadership roles, Beth most recently served as the Director of Payer Relations for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where she defined the organization’s value story for the payers and M&A targets.

Dr. Jose Rios and Dr. Paula Lapinski, cofounders of Pinnacle, believe Chad and Beth can help take them to the next level without losing the culture that is responsible for the incredible patient experience.  “With Beth and Chad’s past work, they understand the importance of patient centered care. Their passion for creating the best customer experience, and belief in getting there as a team makes them an extraordinary fit for Pinnacle.” said Lapinski, “They are the right people to lead Pinnacle to the next stage of our growth journey.”

“I’m incredibly excited to join the Pinnacle team,” said Eckes. “Pinnacle Dermatology has that rare combination of passionate founding members who want to continue on this growth path, leading-edge offerings in medical dermatology, amazingly talented people, momentum in the market, and most importantly an incredible patient experience at every point in the patient’s journey. The company is positioned to become the new industry standard in dermatology. I’m honored to join the leadership team and all the great people that have fueled Pinnacle’s current success. As we build the national brand, add technology capabilities, deepen our regional presence, expand into new regions, and expand our offerings, our mission remains the same – to be the benchmark of dermatology and plastic surgery care while providing an unparalleled patient experience.”

“At Pinnacle Dermatology we are committed to changing the way patients experience dermatology and plastic surgery,” said Dr. Rios, cofounder of Pinnacle. “We are looking to grow our services while keeping our culture intact and we are thrilled to have Chad and Beth join our team to help us in that endeavor. The next five years are going to be extraordinary for the company, and I have no doubt that the greatest impact of Pinnacle is yet to come.”

About Pinnacle Dermatology, LLC
Pinnacle Dermatology, LLC, offers extraordinary clinical care and an incredible patient experience at every point in the patient’s journey. The Illinois based team of board certified specialists is committed to providing complete clinical care for all medical dermatology needs, breast augmentation, medical spa services and skin cancer. Coupled with the unparalleled and unique family-like culture, patients will have an incredible experience from the minute they pick up the phone. Let us show you what’s possible.

About Chicago Pacific Founders
Based in Chicago and San Francisco, Chicago Pacific Founders (“CPF”) is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies within healthcare services and caring for aging populations. CPF believes that the most significant societal impact and investment returns from healthcare for the next decade will be generated by investment in delivery model innovation. CPF’s leadership team is made up of former healthcare CEOs and senior executives with a passion and track record of building healthcare businesses. For more information, please visit