Ken Leidner joined US Renal Care in July 2015 as the SVP Physician Services, leading joint strategic planning for USR and affiliated physicians. Ken brings over 20 years of multi-dimensional experience across mergers & acquisitions, business development, strategic planning and consulting. From 2010 to 2014, Ken served as National Vice President for Hospital Partnerships at DaVita Healthcare Partners, structuring partnerships with hospitals and healthcare systems. From 2004 to 2010, he served as Director of Corporate Development at DaVita Healthcare Partners, completing over 40 joint ventures with physician partners and over 20 acquisitions. Prior to his tenure at DaVita, Ken led strategic planning at 24/7 Media, an Internet advertising company, and previously helped develop the initial interactive strategy for American Express. Throughout his career, Ken has also consulted to numerous early stage businesses, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of an entertainment company in Orlando, FL.