Bradley Dills

Mr. Dills joined Ponder & Co. in 2017. As an analyst in the Capital Advisory Group, he is primarily responsible for providing quantitative analysis in structuring complex financing transactions. Mr. Dills holds a B.A. in Neuroscience with a minor in Financial Economics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Charles L. Stafford

Charles (Chuck) Stafford joined Ponder in 2017. With over 27 years of investment banking experience in the healthcare, higher education, and housing sectors, Chuck brings a wide range of market experience and industry expertise to Ponder. Before joining Ponder, Chuck was a Director at Ziegler where he assisted not-for-profit hospital clients with publicly offered tax-exempt…

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Robert W. Jaeger

Mr. Jaeger joined Ponder & Co. in 2016 and is responsible for evaluating the financial performance of hospitals and healthcare systems, valuation, strategic options assessments, transaction development and execution, credit capacity and capital formation advisory. Prior to joining Ponder, Mr. Jaeger was employed for seven years in the healthcare investment banking sector specializing in hospitals…

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Holly C. Houston

Ms. Houston joined Ponder & Co. in 2015. As a vice president for Capital Advisory, she is responsible for evaluating the financial performance of hospitals and healthcare systems, credit capacity, and access to capital markets. Previously, Ms. Houston worked for a non-profit foundation investing in agricultural development projects in emerging markets. As Director of Finance,…

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Jeffrey B. Sahrbeck

Mr. Sahrbeck joined Ponder & Co. in 2014 and is primarily responsible for advising clients on all aspects of capital formation and strategy.  He has worked in the industry for nearly two decades and has extensive experience with a wide variety of structures, clients and products.  Mr. Sahrbeck has executed transactions that included fixed and…

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Grant Ostlund

Grant Ostlund

Mr. Ostlund joined Ponder & Co. in 2001 and currently serves as a managing director for the Capital Advisory Group. Mr. Ostlund has provided services to the healthcare industry since 1984, and started his career as a member of Ernst & Young’s consulting practice.  During his tenure, he developed financial feasibility studies, acquisition analyses, debt…

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Francis C. Taylor

Mr. Taylor joined Ponder & Co. in 2002 and opened the firm’s New York office. He has provided capital financial advisory services to the healthcare industry for 38 years. His experience has been focused on advising hospitals and healthcare systems raising capital funds. He has assisted clients in borrowing more than $21 billion in capital,…

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Gerry A. Means

Ms. Means re-joined Ponder in 2011, having worked at the firm for eight years during the 1990s, and has more than 33 years of experience providing investment banking and financial advisory services to healthcare systems, academic medical centers, senior living facilities and other not-for-profit organizations. She has extensive strategic capital markets experience with the full…

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Jennifer K. Daugherty

Jennifer K. Daugherty

Ms. Daugherty joined Ponder in 2008 and currently serves as a managing director for Capital Advisory.  She has more than 30 years of experience in providing investment banking and financial advisory services to hospital systems, academic medical centers, public hospitals and HMOs. Ms. Daugherty has completed transactions totaling $25+ billion for healthcare providers, including tax-exempt…

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John E. Cheney

Mr. Cheney has provided financial advisory services for more than 25 years to non-profit organizations. He specializes in healthcare services, healthcare insurance, higher education and life science research.  Mr. Cheney joined Ponder & Co. in 2003 and serves as a managing director for Capital Advisory. Mr. Cheney has advised many organizations on raising debt capital…

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