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Bryan C. Cressey

Bryan C. Cressey, a pioneer in the field of private equity investing and one of the most influential investors of our time, has managed billions of dollars of private capital, founded multiple leading firms, and has long been recognized as one of the most important forces and thought leaders in the investing and the healthcare industry.

In 2015, he co-founded First Cressey Ventures with his longtime friend and partner, Senator Bill Frist. Mr. Cressey is an expert in the healthcare industry where he has invested for more than three decades. Featured in TIME Magazine’s special edition “American Best” as one of four “rising young stars in venture capital,” Cressey has also been featured in Fortune, and speaks nationwide on healthcare and private equity investing.

In addition to his business interests, Mr. Cressey is a leader in philanthropy, including his role as chairman of the board of trustees of the Adler Planetarium. Most recently, Mr. Cressey founded the Above and Beyond Recovery Center, an addiction treatment facility that aims to innovate new, effective treatment strategies and provide free services to the homeless and uninsured.

Books by Bryan C. Cressey