Lawrence S. Carter

Lawrence S. Carter

Managing Partner

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Larry has over 25 years of investment banking experience providing strategic and financial advice across a broad range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and capital raising. Larry has significant experience advising clients in the healthcare industry in over 100 transactions, including large publicly-traded and privately-owned companies. Prior to founding GHA, Larry was a Principal at Healthcare Management Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in practice management, hospital strategic planning, physician recruitment, and practice acquisitions for hospitals. Larry has also worked extensively in the healthcare executive recruiting industry. Larry served and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps. Larry earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Southern California, and started his career at Arthur Andersen & Co.

Sebastian Zuluaga

Sebastian Zuluaga

Director of Business Development

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Mr. Zuluaga joins GHA having previously worked with leading Fortune 500 companies on strategic business development initiatives covering emerging technologies in the consumer space. He has extensive experience in cross-border investments, global business development, advising CXOs, and implementing value creation programs. Sebastian received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Florida State University. He has served on the Phi Sigma Kappa executive board and was recognized as the 2014 Scholarship Chair. Prior to Florida State University, Sebastian was also a 2-time collegiate All-Conference running back in the Ohio Athletic Conference. As Director of Business Development here at GHA, Sebastian will work hand in hand with corporate development as well as the origination teams towards building a highly actionable and rich proprietary deal pipeline.

Craig Dermody

Craig Dermody

Vice President of Business Development

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Craig joins GHA with a background in the energy sector, where he held the title of Senior Lead Remotely Operated Vehicle Pilot with Oceaneering International Incorporated. During his time in this position, Craig built strong client relations, cultivated an environment of teamwork, and boasted a zero percent downtime of the Remotely Operated Vehicle system. Craig received a Master of Science in International Affairs from Florida State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami. As Vice President of Business Development, Craig develops synergistic opportunities between clients and prospective partners.

Bailey Crespi

Bailey Crespi

Vice President of Business Development

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Bailey joins GHA with a unique background in Finance and Health Management and Policy. She has extensive experience in strategic business development, technical analysis, and fostering relationships with senior members in corporate finance and health IT. Prior to joining GHA, she worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, University of Miami Health System, and was Head of Finance and Business Development for Skillied, a tech-education startup. Bailey received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami. As Vice President of Business Development, she will work closely with corporate development and the origination teams to foster new partnerships.

Harry Foard

Harry Foard

Associate

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Harry is an Associate, assisting clients and prospects on all elements of the M&A process. Previously, he worked in the portfolio management group for Deerpath Capital Management, in which his duties involved the valuation and monitoring of portfolio companies. Harry has extensive experience with financial analysis, valuation, and the creation of marketing and client materials. He graduated with honors from the University of Miami with a degree in finance. During his time at the university, Harry worked as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at BroadSpan Capital and in the wealth management division of UBS Financial Services.

Matt Kunkel

Matt Kunkel

Vice President

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Matt is a Vice President, working with clients and prospects on all fundamental aspects of the deal execution process. Prior to joining GHA, Matt spent three years working at the Mas Group of Companies, a single-family office focused on private equity investments primarily in real estate and construction. During his time at the Mas Group, Matt’s responsibilities included building financial models and pitchbooks for acquisition opportunities, capital markets transactions, and portfolio valuation reports, among others. Matt graduated from the University of Miami School of Business with a double major in Finance and Accounting. While at the university, he was accepted into the Category 5 Student Managed Investment Fund, selected as a Student Business Leader, and founded a club for students interested in finance and investment banking careers. Matt also worked as a Summer Analyst at Incapital, LLC, a fixed-income focused boutique investment bank.

Juan Pablo Duque (JP)

Juan Pablo Duque (JP)

Analyst

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Juan Pablo Duque (JP) is an Analyst, supporting the execution team on every step of the M&A process. Prior to joining, he worked as a summer analyst intern in J.P. Morgan’s Corporate Investment Bank Risk Division, where he analyzed company exposure and helped ensure that the firm was well capitalized. Through that experience, JP gained a foundation in financial analysis, modeling, and data manipulation. He is at the University of Miami with a double major in Finance and Economics, and is the founder of a College of Business organization, TargetCanes, focused on the mentorship and professional advancement of students seeking to pursue a career in banking.

Jean-Claude "JC" Lupis

Jean-Claude "JC" Lupis

Director of Marketing

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JC spearheads Marketing at GHA. JC is a seasoned publisher, marketing analyst and editor with experience running a widely respected marketing trade publication and directing communications at a leading healthcare market research firm. JC has been interviewed on BBC World News regarding marketing trends and his published articles are regularly referenced by industry-leading firms and influencers. He has held fellowships at the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Homeland Security. JC earned a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Inna Pilipenko

Inna Pilipenko

Operations Manager

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Prior to joining our team, Inna worked as an Executive Assistant at Jernigan Capital, a NYSE publicly-traded firm specialized in the financing, re-financing and acquisitions of properties for the self-storage industry. While at Jernigan, Inna provided executive support to the Chairman and CEO in addition to managing office operations. Inna’s career equipped her with over 8 years of experience in assisting C-level executives and managing office operations. Her responsibilities at GHA build on that successful track record. Inna received a BA in Corporate Communications with a Minor in Psychology from Baruch College in New York.