The Lancer Group places Tom Mahowald as CEO of Pioneer Medical Group, one of Southern California’s premier multispecialty physician-owned healthcare providers

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Lancer Group places Tom Mahowald as Chief Executive Officer of Pioneer Medical Group (PMG), one of Southern California’s premier multispecialtyphysician-owned healthcare providers.

In this new role, Tom brings to PMG over 15 years of deep general management experience across complex multi-site healthcare organizations. He will be responsible for leading the strategic direction of the firm and will be at the helm of driving growth and business operations.

Most recently, Tom served as Senior Vice President of Operations of Healthcare Partners Medical Group, operating subsidiary of DaVita (NYSE: DVA; LTM Rev: $14.7B), where he had overall responsibility for the South Bay and Long Beach regions generating $1B in revenue.

Previously, Tom held the role of President of PIH Health Physicians, regional nonprofit healthcare delivery network serving the Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Gabriel Valley regions, where he provided leadership for the medical practice foundation.

About The Lancer Group
The Lancer Group is a leading retained executive search firm that is trusted by private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations to deliver high-impact leaders. The firm specializes in board-driven search mandates including CEOs, CFOs, C-suite executives and board directors as well as private equity investment professionals and operating partners. The Lancer Group has provided strategic counsel to clients across a range of industries and has particular expertise in technology, industrial, energy, healthcare and consumer markets.

With relationships at over 50 of the top 100 private equity firms, The Lancer Group provides a range of pre-deal private equity advisory services beyond traditional executive search. These services include deal origination, diligence support and introductions to “backable” executives.

Founded in 1998, The Lancer Group is privately held and operates from offices across North America and Australia (

About Pioneer Medical Group
Pioneer Medical Group, (PMG), is one of Southern California’s premier multispecialty physician-owned healthcare providers. Created in 2000 by a group of physicians seeking greater operational stability and control, the 47-physician independent practice serves 35,000 covered lives and is responsible for about 220,000 patient encounters annually across eight clinical locations in southeast Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Firm Contacts
Scott Dunklee
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2860

Michael Misiaszek
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2868

Liliana Corona
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2874