Meet our Senior Leadership Team

Tripp Montalbo, Chief Executive Officer

Tripp Montalbo, CEO, joined HCA's Houston Healthcare Mainland as its Chief Executive Officer on May 16, 2016. Tripp has over 16 years of healthcare experience and most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of HCA affiliated Conroe Regional Medical Center. While serving Conroe Regional Medical Center, Montalbo's leadership and commitment facilitated the pursuit and development of the first level II trauma program in Montgomery County. Prior to joining Conroe Regional Medical Center, Tripp served as St. Joseph Medical Center's Chief Operating Officer and oversaw the operations of St. Joseph Medical Center's downtown Houston and Heights hospital locations. Tripp also held senior management positions at Huntsville Memorial Hospital and HCA affiliated Bayshore Medical

Tripp's community involvement includes his participation in the National and Southeast Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives; participation in the Texas Hospital Association where he functioned as a member of the Leadership Development Council; and volunteers as a board member for the Texas City-LaMarque Chamber of Commerce and the Galveston County Health District: United Board of Health.

Tripp earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston, Clear Lake.

He was inducted into the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society for academic excellence in Healthcare Management and Policy. Tripp and his wife, Gretchen, are the proud parents of two children, Martie and Jackson.

John O. Armour, Chief Financial Officer

As a 22-year veteran of HCA, John Armour currently serves as its chief financial officer (CFO) of Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. Armour has held senior leadership positions for an excess of 18 years, all in the Gulf Coast Division. John has 15 years of CFO experience and was formerly CEO of Parallon Business Solutions Supply Chain Services/Gulf Coast Division.

Armour has been an active member of the Houston Golf Association since 2008 and on its board of directors for the past five years. A former chair of the audit committee and board treasurer, he currently serves as vice chairman.