Mrs. Benedict joined Ponder & Co. in 2015. As a director for Capital Advisory, she is responsible for evaluating the financial performance of hospitals and healthcare systems, credit and debt capacity analysis, and developing and executing financing plans for her clients. Ms. Benedict has extensive client relationships including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Emory University, SCL Health System, and Legacy Health.
Previously, Mrs. Benedict worked for a non-profit foundation investing in agricultural development projects in emerging markets. As Director of Finance, she oversaw public and private sector funding of more than $40 Million dedicated to alleviating poverty in farming communities. Prior, Mrs. Benedict worked in the investment banking sector specializing in tax-exempt structured financings for not-for-profit healthcare providers with experience in over $8 billion of transactions for leading health care systems across the country.
Mrs. Benedict holds a B.B.A in finance and French from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and was honored with Summa Cum Laude distinction. She is a registered Municipal Advisor (Series 50).