Aaron Beam was a founder and the first CFO of Healthsouth from 1984 until 1997. In 1997 when he left the company, Healthsouth operated more outpatient rehab centers, outpatient surgery centers, and rehab hospitals than any company in the nation. The fraud at Healthsouth began while he was the company’s CFO. In 2003 Beam admitted his part in the fraud and was sent to prison. Today Aaron Beam is a public speaker in the area of business ethics. He has spoken to over 100 organizations including universities, corporations, associations and civic groups.