NEEDHAM, Mass. — Wingate Healthcare, a Needham-based operator, has hired Michael Spearin as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Spearin will support Wingate’s sales team and serve as an expert in accountable care alignment, physician relations, contracting and strategic planning for Wingate’s portfolio, located in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York.
Spearin joins Wingate with more than 20 years of post-acute sales and business development experience. Prior to Wingate, Spearin served as vice president of business development for the sub-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing provider Marquis Health Services. In that role he worked to reposition and rebrand the organization through systems development, sales management and strategic acquisitions.
Spearin also held directorial roles for Kindred Healthcare, managing sales and business development strategies for the provider’s New England market. He assisted with the repositioning of Kindred’s 45 skilled nursing facilities through special program implementation and cross-divisional and integrated collaboration.