Confluent Health’s Brooke Mugavin Featured as a Louisville Business First Forty Under 40 Honoree
Forty Under 40: Brooke Mugavin
Editor’s note: Talent is the theme of this year’s Forty Under 40 program. Our honorees are pictured with an item that reflects their own personal special talent.
Job title: Vice president of operations/chief transition officer, Confluent Health
Lives: East End
Education: University of Georgia and University of Kentucky: Bachelor of Business Management; University of Louisville: Master’s of Business Administration
Describe yourself using three words: Hard-working, conscientious
First job: Cashier at My Favorite Muffin
Favorite restaurant in the Louisville area: Village Anchor
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere in Italy.
Special talent: Painting! While florals captured my heart, I have been focusing on landscapes this past year. I use whatever paint I can get my hands on and would love to take oil painting classes.
Why did you choose your career path?
Multiple factors led me to choose my career path. I have always had an entrepreneurial influence in my life as my father started his own business. I continue to look to learn and grow every day because of this. I enjoy being creative and extremely organized. Learning big business strategies with Proctor & Gamble was very enlightening but I found myself wanting to make a more significant impact. My former CEO, Larry Benz, was starting a new company, PT Development, and asked me to join the new venture as its third employee. My instinct told me the opportunity for career growth would be outstanding. I knew the need for physical therapy was growing due to an aging and active population and the role that physical activity plays in disease prevention, opioid avoidance, and maintaining healthy lifestyle.
The work was a great fit. Many of my colleagues recognized my talent for working in teams, finding solutions on the fly, and staying organized with all complexities that exist in the healthcare space. The success of PT Development, which morphed into Confluent Health, created the need for someone to direct the integration process which naturally aligned with several of my strengths.