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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Karl S. Henkel

Mr. Henkel joined Ponder & Co.’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group in 2013. His daily responsibilities include developing financial models for engagement projects, assisting in preparation of presentations for client pitches and for engagement projects, maintaining the M&A comparable transaction database and assisting in due diligence related to transactions. Prior to joining Ponder & Co., he…

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Dave L. Atchison

Mr. Atchison has over 35 years of experience as a financial advisor and investment banker to the not-for-profit healthcare industry. Since 1985, he has specialized in providing merger and acquisition advisory services to a diverse group of healthcare companies. He has managed more than 150 M&A assignments, including 95 completed buy-side, sell-side and merger transactions. Mr. Atchison…

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Chris D. Schoeplein

Mr. Schoeplein joined Ponder & Co. Mergers and Acquisitions Group in 2014.  His responsibilities include evaluating the financial performance of hospitals and healthcare systems, performing market analyses and developing financial models and valuations for clients and prospects.  Mr. Schoeplein also focuses on strategic options assessments and assists in transaction development and execution. Prior to joining…

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Eb LeMaster

Mr. LeMaster has more than 20 years of investment banking and corporate development experience. His corporate finance track record includes 75+ M&A transactions, public equity and debt offerings and private placements totaling more than $4 billion. Since joining Ponder in 2007, Mr. LeMaster has focused on financial advisory engagements on behalf of hospitals and health…

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Jake Aygun

Jake Aygun

Mr. Aygun joined Ponder & Co. in 2004. As a vice president for the M&A Group, he is responsible for evaluating the financial performance of hospitals and healthcare systems, market analysis and valuation. Mr. Aygun also focuses on strategic options assessments and assists in transaction development and execution processes. Previously, Mr. Aygun worked in Ponder…

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Julian R. Head

Julian R. Head

Mr. Head joined Ponder & Co. in 1991 and now focuses his 25+ years of healthcare finance experience in advising clients on strategic direction.  His broad responsibilities in the past have included quantitative and structural analysis of derivatives, evaluation of complex assets and liabilities and tax-exempt healthcare debt pricing. He has been involved in the…

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