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 Ponder & Co., Mr. Schoeplein was a consultant at Health Care Futures, LP, a strategy and management consulting firm specializing in not-for-profit healthcare systems. He focused on joint venture development, mergers and acquisitions, capital planning and financial feasibility studies concentrating in financial modeling customized to individual client strategy and positioning. Mr. Schoeplein is a graduate from St. Louis University, with a degree in Finance. Mr. Schoeplein is also a member of the Health Financial Management Association.