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Advanced Strategic Partners (ASP) is proud to have established partnerships with world-class experts in the field, enabling us to deliver unparalleled experiences to our esteemed clients. Our commitment to excellence drives us to collaborate with industry-leading professionals who possess deep expertise and a proven track record of success.


These strategic alliances allow us to tap into a vast pool of knowledge and skills, ensuring that our clients receive the highest level of service and solutions. By leveraging the collective wisdom and cutting-edge insights of our partner network, we are able to provide our clients with innovative strategies, tailored solutions, and a competitive edge in their respective industries. At ASP, we believe that our partnerships with these esteemed experts are the key to delivering the best experience to our clients, enabling them to thrive in an ever-evolving business landscape.

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Gary Huff

Gary Huff, the founder and principal of Take Charge, LLC, is a clinical lab Industry veteran with over 30 years of experience. Take Charge has an exclusive affiliation with Advanced Strategic Partners to provide consultative services including strategic planning, board advisory and operational guidance.

He has successfully led large, medium, and small commercial clinical laboratories, Fortune 500, public, private equity-backed, and multi-site companies.

Gary is a recognized diagnostics laboratory industry expert, well known for his aggressive growth-oriented, innovative, and strategic leadership approach to industry challenges, with a comprehensive understanding of the competitive landscape, and a talent for developing differentiated strategies to succeed.

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Meet Our Partners

​​Rick Cooper

​​Rick Cooper joined Advanced Strategic Partners effective January 1, 2023. Prior to joining Advanced, Rick was a Partner at the Law firm of McDonald Hopkins, a national leader in the representation of laboratories and pathology groups.


Rick served as chair of the Firm’s Healthcare Restructuring Practice Group and was the chair/co-chair of the firm's National Healthcare Practice Group from 1992-2021. Rick has been involved in over 45 laboratory M&A and recapitalization transactions and developed a legal practice that represented over 350 laboratories and 500 pathology groups nationwide.

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