William E. Bindley
Lead Independent Trustee
Background: Mr. Bindley has served as our Lead Independent Trustee since our IPO in August 2004. He has served as Chairman of Bindley Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, since 2001. Mr. Bindley is also a Founder and Current Chairman of Guardian Pharmacy Services, a privately held provider of specialty pharmacy services to long-term care communities and the largest privately held long-term care pharmacy in the United States. Mr. Bindley also founded Priority Healthcare Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed national provider of biopharmaceuticals and complex therapies for chronic disease states. He served as Chairman of Priority Healthcare from 1995 to 2002, Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 1997 and President from May 1996 to July 1996. Mr. Bindley was the Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Bindley Western Industries, Inc., a national pharmaceutical distributor and nuclear pharmacy operator that was a NYSE Fortune 200 company at the time of its merger into Cardinal Health, Inc. in February 2001. He previously served on the boards of Cardinal Health, Inc., Key Bank, NA, Bindley Western Industries, Inc., Priority Healthcare Corporation, and Shoe Carnival, Inc. He is the past Vice Chairman of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association and serves on the President’s Advisory Council at Purdue University. Mr. Bindley received both a B.S. in Industrial Economics and a Doctor of Management (H.C.) from Purdue University. Mr. Bindley also completed the Wholesale Management Program at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
Qualifications: Mr. Bindley, through his extensive experience in leading healthcare focused companies, brings our Board valuable insight into the operations of businesses outside of the real estate sector. Further, Mr. Bindley brings to our Board extensive public company leadership experience and is particularly well-equipped to address matters such as public company governance and compensation matters. In addition, his leadership of Bindley Capital Partners, LLC provides our Board insight into the investment community and experience with financial matters.