Senior Vice President


University of Florida

Master of Business Administration, Certifications

Gainesville, Florida

University of Tampa

Bachelor of Science, Finance

Tampa, Florida


Certified Valuation Analyst

Accredited in Business Valuation

Certified Healthcare Financial Professional

Holds the Professional Academy of Healthcare Management designation

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Instructor of Great Distinction (2010 & 2012)

Healthcare Financial Management Association

American Health Lawyers Association

Leadership Health Care, Founding Board Member

Richard Romero is a senior vice president at Coker Group. His main focus is valuation of businesses and financial arrangements, litigation support, and regulatory compliance. Additionally, he has an expertise in strategic and operational consulting, bankruptcy and turnaround, expert witness services, and employment-related matters for physicians and physician practices, independent practice associations, hospitals, specialty hospitals, joint-ventures, managed care organizations, billing companies, long-term care entities, governmental entities and research agreements.

Mr. Romero has over 20 years of experience with regulatory compliance, valuation, and litigation support. Prior to joining Coker, Richard was a healthcare director at HORNE LLP where he was responsible for the oversight of healthcare valuation services.


  • Led the healthcare forensic and dispute consulting practice for one of the eight largest public accounting firms in the United States.
  • Spoken regularly on a national platform and has been published on topics involving healthcare, litigation and valuation.
  • Consulted hospitals and physician groups on strategic and operational matters.
  • Provided litigation support for healthcare organizations.