ImageSouth is owned and operated by Cypress Partners, LLC. Cypress Partners is responsible for overseeing the entire operations of the facilities including billing and collections, marketing, and accounting services.
Joseph Paul is President and a founder of Cypress Partners, LLC, a management company specializing in diagnostic imaging facilities including P.E.T. services, since October 2000. Prior to forming Cypress Partners, LLC, Mr. Paul was a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of US Diagnostic Inc. (NASDAQ:NMS USDL) since 1996. US Diagnostic Inc. was one of the largest operators of diagnostic imaging centers in the country. Prior to that, he was President of MediTek Health Corporation, a subsidiary of HEICO Corporation (NYSE: HEI & HEI.A), which was acquired by US Diagnostic Inc. in 1996. Mr. Paul joined HEICO Corporation in 1991 as a Vice President and was responsible for forming MediTek Health Corporation. From 1981 through June 1996, Mr. Paul had various executive positions with Ambassador Square, Inc., a private real estate development and management company that specialized in both residential and commercial real estate properties and was Vice President of Columbia Ventures, Inc., a private investment company specializing in publicly traded companies. Mr. Paul is a member of both the AICPA and the FICPA organizations.
Paul Cote is the Chief Operating Officer and a founder of Cypress Partners, LLC, a development and management company specializing in diagnostic imaging facilities since October of 2000. A graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, prior to starting Cypress Partners Mr. Cote spent 13 years in the financial services business providing leasing and financing for healthcare ventures including diagnostic imaging centers, radiation oncology centers, hospitals and outpatient surgery centers. During this time period, Mr. Cote had the opportunity to review hundreds of business plans for healthcare ventures and gained a great understanding of the medical field while originating over $200 million in financing transactions. Mr. Cote’s 13 years in the financial services business were spent with US Concord, a division of the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank, and with DVI Financial Services.
Sam Burke brings to the management team over thirty years of experience in all areas of imaging operations including business management, purchasing and services contracting, acquisitions, development, profit/loss responsibility, and radiological operations. Earlier in his career he served in a number of Chief Technologist roles in MRI and CT in acute care hospitals and outpatient settings. Mr. Burke has extensive experience in setting up and managing multi-site imaging center operations and multi-specialty organization activities. He also served as the Vice President of Purchasing and Services Contracting for a large nationwide imaging center operator with over 120 sites. Mr. Burke’s broad background in the imaging field is extremely beneficial to the Cypress Partners team.