Chief Executive Officer
4371 S. Shoemaker Blvd.
Ft. Myers, FL 33916
As the Chief Executive Officer of Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS), Nathan Walcker oversees implementation of the organization’s mission to provide world-class cancer care, close to home in community-based settings across the state of Florida. He leads the development of strategic initiatives that continue to drive FCS forward as a national cancer care leader.
His top priorities as CEO are three-fold: 1) ensuring that patients battling cancer receive the highest quality clinical care with convenient access to innovative treatment options, 2) investing in early phase drug development, research and novel treatments, and 3) delivering a relentless focus on operational, clinical and financial excellence.
Walcker joined FCS in 2019 as Chief Financial Officer, bringing more than a decade of diverse healthcare, physician services and corporate finance expertise with him to Fort Myers. He was appointed CEO in 2020.
Previously, he served as a key member of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Healthcare Investment Banking group in New York, advising the firm’s public and emerging growth health care clients and leading private equity firms. Walcker began his career on Wall Street on the Merrill Lynch trading floor in New York and went on to assume increasing responsibilities as an Investment Banker and strategic advisor to corporations, entrepreneurs and public company boards. Walcker earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Columbia University.
Since joining FCS, Walcker has made significant contributions across finance and accounting operations, business planning and strategy, and fiscal compliance policy and practices. He was instrumental in guiding cost containment efforts that have enabled the ongoing delivery of patient care with minimal disruption throughout global COVID-19 pandemic.
Making a difference and driving change are critically important to Walcker, who is inspired daily by the dedication and commitment of his many FCS teammates. “FCS is a really special organization,” he says. “Our shared commitment to patient care, quality, innovation and teamwork drives everything we do, and every choice we make as an organization.”
Deeply committed to community service, Walcker serves on several community boards including American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer. He previously served as a board member of Lime Connect, a nonprofit that connects high potential students and professionals with disabilities with professional development opportunities.
Nate Walcker, CEO, shares his journey in healthcare and what it means to work for Florida Cancer Specialists, an organization focused on changing lives.