Entrepreneurship Founders

Barry M. Smith

Barry M. Smith

Membership Information:

Member Status: Platinum
Member Since: 2004


Job Title: Retired Chairman and CEO
Company: Magellan Health Services


  • Executive Health Care, Administrator, Health Services & Supply, Insurance


Barry M. Smith is the retired Chairman and CEO of Magellan Health Services, the nation's largest provider of complex health management. Magellan's serves public sector, commercial health plans and employer markets. Prior to Magellan, he served as an Operating Partner for Health Evolution Partners, LLP, focusing on health care services companies. He founded and served as Chairman, President and CEO of VistaCare, Inc., a national provider of hospice services, from 1996 to 2003. Earlier in his career, Mr. Smith served as Chairman and CEO of Value Rx, Inc., then one of the country?s largest pharmacy benefit management companies, and, prior to that, served as Vice President of Operations for PCS Health Systems, also a pharmacy benefit management firm. Mr. Smith is a director of The Ensign Group (ENSG) and the Pennant Group (PNTG), is a board member of the Arizona Commerce Authority and has served on numerous company and charitable boards. Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Utah. Mr. Smith is married, has six children and twenty six grandchildren, and lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona.