Prior to joining MBF and starting in 2002, Fowad served in numerous roles for North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP), a Fort Worth, Texas based IPA, culminating in his selection as the Chief Executive Officer of the company and a member of its Board of Directors in 2014. As CEO, Fowad led the strategic growth and expansion of NTSP’s MA footprint in both the Texas and North Carolina markets, to over 85,000 MA members and more than 1,700 contracted physicians. He was also responsible for the launch of several of NTSP’s healthcare companies, including an HCC coding company, an IT/HIE company, and an MA plan. In 2018, NTSP completed the successful sale of NTSP and its subsidiaries, to a Texas not-for-profit, clinically integrated network.
Until 2014, Fowad served in a dual role as CEO of Care N’ Care Insurance Company, Inc., a MA health plan startup (owned by NTSP), also based in Fort Worth, Texas, growing it to over 10,000 members and a 4.5 Star rating. In addition, Fowad led the contracting and development of a joint venture MA plan in North Carolina, growing the JV to over 12,000 members and also a 4.5 Star rating – ultimately leading to the successful sale of both plans (North Carolina JV in 2017 and CNC Texas in 2018).
Prior to joining NTSP, Fowad worked in various roles with PacifiCare of Texas. He also spent 5 years active duty as a medical service officer in the United States Air Force.