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Chief Administrative Officer

Dave Esler

Dave Esler was named Chief Human Resources Officer of Envision Healthcare in July 2015 and promoted to Chief Administrative Officer in 2016. Dave works from the company’s headquarters in Nashville. In this role he leads the HR function, corporate real estate, and M&A Integration. Dave and his team support over 35,000 employees and affiliated clinicians and are focused on continually improving all facets of the employee/clinician experience.
Prior to joining Envision, Dave served for eight years as Chief Human Resources Officer for Illinois based US Foods. In that role, he supported 26,000 employees and led the corporate communications and government affairs functions in addition to core HR. Earlier roles included Senior Vice President for Field Human Resources at US Foods and a senior human resources role at Grainger Industrial Supply.
Dave holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and completed the Human Resource Executive Program at the University of Michigan.
He has been designated a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and is a certified Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) by the Society of Human Resource Management.
Dave serves as a board member of Ascension Health at Home (a JV between Envision Healthcare and Ascension Health System) and previously served on the board of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.