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 capacity studies, credit evaluation analyses and cost accounting studies for healthcare organizations.
For more than nine years, Mr. Ostlund was a member of the Healthcare Finance Group at Lehman Brothers, where he provided investment banking services to hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, physician practice groups and long-term care facilities. He has participated in the public issuance of more than $5 billion of capital financing and worked extensively on the development and application of variable rate, interest rate swap and derivative products to the healthcare marketplace.
Mr. Ostlund was also the founder of Atlantic Caregivers. Established in 1996, this firm grew to a six-office home healthcare agency with operations in five counties in central Florida.
Mr. Ostlund holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Additionally, he successfully completed the Certified Public Accountant exam and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.