Brian Cressey


Bryan Cressey is a successful pioneer in the field of private equity investing.  He is co-founder of private equity firms GTCR, Thoma Cressey Bravo, and Cressey and Company, which manage several billion dollars of private capital.

Mr. Cressey has been pictured and featured in Time Magazine and Fortune Magazine, and is asked to speak nationwide on healthcare and private equity investing.  Mr. Cressey is an acknowledged expert in healthcare, where he has invested for 30 years.  He is well known for his health care investing expertise, and his firms have been early investors in two of the six publicly traded hospital companies in the U.S. today.  He serves as Chairman of a New York Stock Exchange company, Belden, and Director of several others, and has been elected to Chicago’s Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame.

Mr. Cressey holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington, Phi Beta Kappa. 

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