Dennis O. Rookwood, Jr.


Senior Director, Strategy

Ovation Healthcare

Dennis O. Rookwood, Jr., MBA, PMP, is a highly accomplished finance leader with a remarkable track record in driving profitability, enhancing operational effectiveness, and fostering accountability within organizations. With extensive experience, Dennis brings an innovative approach to problem-solving, data analysis, and effective communication with senior leaders. He is renowned for his strategic dedication, consistently focused on value creation and meticulous execution.

Dennis’s professional journey has seen him excel in various roles, including his current position as Senior Director of Strategy at Ovation Healthcare, a prominent National Healthcare Consulting Firm. His career highlights also include serving as Program Manager at Moses Cone Hospital, and Corporate Finance Manager at Inmar Analytics, both in Greensboro, NC, and Winston-Salem, a leading Advanced Analytics Firm.

With a deep educational foundation, Dennis holds an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from Cleveland State University, complemented by a Bachelor of Science in Lab Animal Science with concentrations in Biology and Chemistry from North Carolina A&T State University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.

Throughout his professional journey, Dennis has consistently delivered impressive financial results, from developing reporting mechanisms for enterprise opportunities to conducting intricate analyses that unearth substantial cost-saving potentials. He has demonstrated his leadership prowess by overseeing departmental consolidations, executing complex transitions, and efficiently managing projects ranging from business case development to vaccination administration.

In addition to his financial and project management acumen, Dennis maintains a keen interest in acquisition modeling, funding strategies, investment analysis, M&A negotiation, and the identification of new business and product lines. His passion for these facets of the industry is evident in his dedicated efforts to drive growth and innovation.