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Fireside Chat with Steve Kaplan and Bryan Cressey

Join Professor Steve Kaplan for a fireside chat with Bryan Cressey, Partner, Cressey & Company.

Bryan Cressey is cofounder at Cressey & Company, a private investment firm building leading healthcare and IT businesses. He is also the cofounder of Golder, Thoma, Cressey, Rauner (GTCR) in 1980, Thoma Cressey Bravo in 1998, and Cressey & Company in 2008, along with cofounding Frist Cressey Ventures in 2015 with longtime friend and business partner, Senator Bill Frist. With deep expertise in healthcare providers and information technology, the Cressey & Company team has invested in almost every niche of healthcare. Cressey is well known for his consistently strong investment returns, served as chairman of New York Stock Exchange company, Belden, and is a director of several others. In addition, Cressey’s success and leadership in building healthcare companies has been recognized by Fortune and Time magazines.

Cressey has been inducted into the Chicago Business Hall of Fame and the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, is a recipient of the Healthcare Lifetime Achievement award from HCPEA, and is a Stanley C. Golder Medal award winner from the Illinois Venture Capital Association, and in 2020 was named one of 20 most inspiring Chicagoans.

Cressey earned his BS in economics at the University of Washington, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a JD from Harvard Law School.

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