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 for major building and equipment projects. During his financing career, he completed approximately 200 debt issues, totaling more than $5 billion. He has extensive experience with both taxable and tax-exempt debt offerings, including all types of fixed and variable rate indebtedness and has also worked with clients to structure more than $2 billion in interest rate swaps and other interest rate hedges.

Prior to Ponder & Co., Mr. Cheney served as an investment banker with Salomon Brothers, Alex. Brown & Sons Incorporated and Banc of America Securities LLC.

Mr. Cheney holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree with honors from Northwestern in Evanston, Illinois.