Practice Management

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(EL16) Financing the Future

Tuesday, March 6
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Exhibit Hall, Learning Lounge, Level 1

CE Credits: 0


Larry Alexander

Managing Director

Larry Alexander is the Managing Director of the Professional Services Division for First Financial Bank, headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas. In this role he leads a team of loan officers specialized at lending in the healthcare segment. The PSD has a strong history in financing community pharmacies, and are expanding to partner with veterinarians and potentially other healthcare verticals. First Financial Bank is a more than 80 year old bank that is one of the top SBA lenders in the country.

Alexander’s previous 15 years were with McKesson Pharmaceutical, most recently as Vice President of Independent National Accounts. Previous roles included being District Sales Manager in St. Louis, where he led sales teams from multiple distribution centers across 7 states in the Midwest. Prior to that he was hired on full time as a Retail Sales Manager in SE Texas, after completing the Operations Management Development Program as a summer intern while still in college. His proven results and leadership in community pharmacy range from having served on several boards, multi-billion dollar negotiations, mergers, new program development, major projects, and an entrepreneurial spirit - being the co-founder of a non-profit.

Mr. Alexander joined McKesson in June 2002 after he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University. Larry and his wife Shelly have three daughters, Gracie, Anna, and Lucy; and live north of Houston in The Woodlands, Texas.


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Brennan Pitard

Veterinary Lending Loan Officer

Brennan Pitard, DVM, is a Veterinary Practice Lender at First Financial Bank in El Dorado, AR.
Dr. Pitard received his BS in Biology from Southern Arkansas University in 2012 and his DVM from LSU School of Medicine in Baton Rouge in 2016. He practiced small animal medicine and surgery from the time of graduation until coming on board with First Financial Bank.
Prior to his graduation from LSU, Brennan spent several years in various externships across Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. While at LSU, he served as secretary of the Veterinary Business Management Association in 2013 and Vice-President in 2014. He is a member of both the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association.


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