Ziegler is proud to have a strong leadership team of professionals with extensive industry experience. Read the professional backgrounds of Ziegler's executive and operating committee members below:
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Thomas (Tom) Paprocki joined Ziegler in 1997. He is Chief Executive Officer of Ziegler and a member of the Ziegler Board of Directors. Tom supervises the overall operations of the company, with an emphasis on strategy, client relationships and business plan execution. Prior to being named Chief Executive Officer, Tom was president of Ziegler and responsible for the capital markets and wealth management businesses, as well as marketing communications, services & technology and human resources. Since 2000, Tom has been instrumental in creating the firm’s long-term strategic plan. Before taking on the role of president, he was a senior vice president overseeing taxable bond trading activities.Tom previously served as president of the Huntington Capital Group, a subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares. Prior to that, he was a senior vice president, head of bond trading and fixed income research at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.Active in several financial services industry organizations, Tom is a founding participant in the SIFMA Advisory Council and a member of the SIFMA Regional Firms Committee. He is also a founding board member of the American Securities Association. Tom holds a B.S. in business administration and a M.S. in economics from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.
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Don Carlson joined Ziegler in 1975 and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. He also is a member of the Ziegler’s Executive and Operating Committees. Prior to being named Vice Chairman, Don was Head of Ziegler Investment Banking and Capital Markets for over 20 years. In more than 40 years with Ziegler, Don has been directly involved in all phases of financing not-for-profit healthcare organizations throughout the nation. He has developed many innovative financing structures for a variety of healthcare providers and has extensive experience in both the structuring and distribution of tax-exempt and taxable securities. In recent years, Don has devoted much of his time to providing strategic and capital advisory services with many of his healthcare clients, including risk management, asset liability management, and affiliation models. His clients include both large and multi-state healthcare systems, as well as independent free-standing hospitals. Don has served as the senior investment banker on over 250 financing transactions with an aggregate par value in excess of $20 billion. Don currently serves on the Finance and Audit Committee of the Board for a major multi-facility healthcare system. In addition, he is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee for the Ziegler LinkAge private equity fund. Don received a B.B.A. degree in economics and finance and an M.B.A. from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a member of many industry trade groups and has authored numerous articles on healthcare finance. Don has been a frequent speaker at many healthcare related conferences including ANI, The Bond Buyer Healthcare Conference, and the Bond Lawyers Workshop.
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Mark Baumgartner joined Ziegler in 1984. For the past five years he has served as a senior managing director and chief credit officer. Prior to that, he worked as an investment banker for 25 years. His investment banking activities included mergers, acquisitions and financial advisory work, as well as tax-exempt and taxable financings on a fixed, variable or blended interest rate basis. He has senior managed more than 150 public debt offerings in excess of $5 billion. Mark has also had the opportunity to work on numerous strategic advisory transactions for healthcare providers involved in merging, acquiring or partnering with other healthcare entities.
In addition to working on traditional underwritings, Mark is responsible for Ziegler’s healthcare real estate team, which purchases medical office buildings, ambulatory surgery centers and diagnostic facilities across the United States.
Mark has a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and has authored many articles on healthcare related topics. Mark has lectured to a variety of audiences including the Medical Group Management Association and Healthcare Financial Management Association.
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Gary Engle joined Ziegler in 1999 bringing with him a strong background in finance, accounting, investment banking, asset management, and benefits administration. In his role, he is responsible for Human Resources, Information Technology, and Research.
Prior to joining Ziegler, Gary was the Chief Financial Officer of Trust and Investments at Firstar Corp. in Milwaukee. Before that he spent 17 years with Robert W. Baird & Co., where he garnered broad experience serving as the director of fixed-income research and as CFO. Gary began his career as a staff accountant at Arthur Andersen.
Gary holds an M.B.A from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has been teaching finance, accounting and economics courses at the University of Wisconsin throughout most of his career.
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Dan Hermann joined Ziegler in 1987 and during his tenure has become a leading investment banker in the senior living industry. He has far-ranging experience in the management, structuring and financial analysis of every type of senior living financing. Dan is directly responsible for managing Ziegler’s Investment Banking activities.
In his 25 years with Ziegler Dan has structured and managed more than 185 senior living financings exceeding $5 billion. He has utilized his expertise to create financing structures for a large clientele — from stand-alone nursing homes to multi-facility, multi-state systems, including start-up campuses and campuses undergoing major renovation projects. His particular emphasis in recent years has been to provide resources for key decision-makers in an organization to effectuate sound financial and strategic planning initiatives. To that end, Dan has assisted numerous multi-facility systems in their corporate planning efforts. When appropriate, he assists these and other organizations in the structuring of their financings and has developed financing alternatives using the broadest range of financing structures available to maximize yields and flexibility for his clients: traditional fixed rate issues, credit enhanced variable rate structures, extendable rate unenhanced issues, derivative applications, and off-balance sheet financings. Prior to joining Ziegler, he worked for a “Big Four” public accounting firm.
Dan received a B.S. in finance and accounting from Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, and an M.B.A. with an emphasis in health services management from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. He is a Certified Public Accountant and frequent lecturer.
In October 2005, Dan was named to the Contemporary Long Term Care 2005 CLTC Power & Influence Top 25 listing, the magazine’s selection of today’s decision makers “who hold the reins and help shape the path” for senior living. He has lectured at Harvard and internationally on senior living finance (its historical trends, strategic positioning issues, growth potential and other), served as a member of the CARF-Continuing Care Accreditation Commission’s Financial Advisory Panel.
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Kevin Strom is a senior managing director and head of Ziegler Capital Markets (ZCM). In his roll, Kevin is responsible for all aspects of institutional sales, trading, underwriting and operations of ZCM. In addition, he manages a staff of traders that service the fixed income trading needs of Ziegler Wealth Management (ZWM). Kevin also serves on Ziegler’s Executive Committee.Kevin joined Ziegler’s sales team in 2007 and rapidly became the national sales manager. At the direction of the Ziegler Board of Directors and Ziegler senior management, he was tasked with building out a more robust fixed income capital markets presence for Ziegler. Through market crisis and its aftermath, ZCM has grown to a team of well over 30 fixed income professionals. Kevin has spent the last 28 years developing, growing and managing fixed income trading and sales teams in Chicago. Prior to joining Ziegler, he held institutional sales and overall department management roles at Griffin, Kubik, Stephens & Thompson, Inc., LaSalle/ABN AMRO and Dain Rauscher, Inc./RBC Capital Markets. Kevin received his bachelor of science degree in 1981 from Wheaton College with a degree in political science. Kevin holds the Series 7, 53, 63 and 99 licenses.
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Robert (Bob) Moats joined Ziegler in 2014. As a senior managing director and Head of Ziegler Wealth Management, he sits on the firm’s Executive Committee. In his role, Bob is responsible for leading the growth and development of the wealth management division as well as overseeing the branch operations nationwide. Bringing over 30 years of experience to the firm, Bob successfully guides advisors to achieve and surpass their goals by understanding the very essence of being a financial advisor and branch manager throughout his own career.
Prior to joining Ziegler, Bob was an executive director and complex branch manager at Morgan Stanley, where he was responsible for developing and implementing the sales strategy for over 170 financial advisors. Bob oversaw diverse business models including stock plan services, corporate retirement plans, private wealth management, futures and retirement planning.
Throughout his 30-year career with Morgan Stanley and its predecessor firms, Bob held various positions ranging from financial advisor to national training officer, where he trained and coached over 2,000 financial advisors, to branch manager positions across the Midwest.
Bob began his career as a financial advisor in Omaha, NE, where he developed and managed a book of business with an emphasis on a diversified population of investors — a strategy that he has carried through his management and leadership career.
Bob holds the Series 7, 9, 10, 63 and 65 licenses.
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Angelique joined Ziegler in 2007 as Assistant General Counsel, named General Counsel in 2010 and named Chief Operating Officer in 2016. Prior to joining Ziegler, Angelique was a senior associate in the corporate department at Locke Lord Bissell and Liddell, LLP. While at Locke Lord, her practice focused on investment management, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general corporate law. Angelique regularly advised broker-dealers and investment advisors regarding compliance with the broker-dealer and investment adviser laws, rules and regulations under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940. She also has extensive experience representing buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions.Angelique is a recognized leader in the securities industry and frequently speaks on various securities topics. She was recently named as one of Chicago United’s 2015 Business Leaders of Color and was also featured in Modern Counsel. Angelique serves on the Executive Committee of Board of Directors of the Bond Dealers of America, and co-chairs its Legal and Compliance Committee. Angelique has also held positions on the Board of Directors of the Midwest Minority In-House Counsel Group, the Board of Directors of The Cathedral Shelter and the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Law Initiative. Additionally, Angelique has also served as a guest editor of Modern counsel and a contributing writer and member of the Advisory Board for the magazine, Girlfriends Health Guide for Women of Color. Angelique obtained her B.A. from Case Western Reserve University magna cum laude and is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Law.
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James (Jim) Bushman joined Ziegler in October 1983. In 2011 he was promoted to Ziegler's Chief Compliance Officer. Jim is responsible for firm-wide compliance oversight and for the development and implementation of an audit and monitoring program to ensure compliance with applicable laws/regulations. Additionally, he works closely with the businesses to develop policies and procedures designed to prevent and detect unlawful activity, while supporting the needs of business.
Jim has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry in internal audit, employee benefits, retail sales administration, and brokerage and trading operations, having held various management positions within Ziegler. He is focused on providing business units with regulatory guidance and in maintaining a client-centric, proactive, risk management program.
Jim is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where he majored in accounting. He is a CPA and holds various securities licenses including the Series 7, 24, 53, 79, and 99. Jim is a member of the Security Industry Financial Market Association’s Compliance and Legal Division, AICPA, WICPA, and various Compliance networking groups in the Midwest.
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Dave Kolzow joined Ziegler in 1995. During his tenure at Ziegler, he has held many senior positions including his current role as director and chief administrative officer of the investment banking team. Previously, Dave was senior vice president of Ziegler's capital markets team and responsible for managing all financial and operational activities. He has also served as vice president and controller of Ziegler securities division and responsible for managing the operations and clearing service activities for the institutional sales and trading and investment banking units.
Prior to joining Ziegler, Dave was vice president of Old Kent Bank Chicago (now Fifth Third Bank) fixed income bond department heading up the bond operations, custody services, and investment banking portfolio management units.
Dave holds an B.S. in finance from Northern Illinois University.
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Christine McCarty joined Ziegler in 2007. As a director and the chief marketing officer, she is responsible for developing marketing strategies including: advertising, brand management, promotions, online marketing, social media, PR and internal communications. In addition, she sits on the firm’s Operating and IT Governance Committees.Prior to joining Ziegler, Christine was an assistant vice president in marketing and communications at Citi. In her 10 years at Citi, she managed and coordinated several marketing campaigns for internal and external purposes. Christine was one of four producers who managed Citi’s live stream television program that educated financial advisors on market trends and best practices. In addition, she oversaw the creation of educational and informative videos for employees and their clients. Christine is a graduate of Bucknell University. She has won first place at the Auroa Film Awards and third place at the International Film/Video Festival for her video work at Citi. Christine is also on the board of ACG’s Healthcare Committee. She holds a security license designation of the Series 7.
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Michael McLaughlin is chief administrative officer and senior vice president for Ziegler Wealth Management. Mike joined Ziegler in May of 2006, and is responsible for the division’s financials as well as other planning and administrative processes. Mike has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, and holds Series 7, 24, 26, 53 and 63 licenses. Prior to joining Ziegler he worked at Strong Capital Management for 19 years.
Mike graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville with a degree in business and emphasis in math, finance and computer science. He lives in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin with his wife Dana, children Jake and Reese, and their dog Jax.
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Charles O’Meara joined Ziegler in 1993. He has served as senior managing director of Ziegler Private Equity since 2006. In this capacity, he is responsible for the oversight and development of the firm’s venture capital strategy, which focuses on the healthcare industry. Prior to this position, Charles was general counsel and corporate secretary of Ziegler and its subsidiaries from 1993 to 2006. He also served as the firm’s risk management officer from 1999 to 2005. In these capacities, he supervised the legal and compliance support functions for substantially all business units of the firm, and oversaw the firm’s risk management processes.
Throughout his tenure at Ziegler, Charles has participated as a member of the Business Acceptance Committee, which provides peer review of substantially all of the firm’s investment banking activity. In 2005 and 2006, Charles was instrumental in forming Ziegler Meditech Equity Partners, LP, a $52 million venture capital fund investing globally in mid- to late-stage companies with new medical device technologies. In 2008, he was responsible for the formation of Ziegler HealthVest Partners, LP, a venture capital fund focusing on the healthcare services industry. Charles currently serves as a director of Masterpiece Living LLC, Medmarketplace.com, Orthosensor, and Ridgestone Financial Services.
Charles received an Artium Baccalaureats degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School.
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Jeffrey (Jeff ) Vredenbregt joined Ziegler in 1987. He is a managing director and chief financial officer of The Ziegler Companies, Inc (“Ziegler”). Jeff oversees financial accounting, external financial reporting, and treasury functions for Ziegler and related private equity entities. He is the FINRA Financial and Operations Principal for Ziegler’s broker-dealer subsidiary, B. C. Ziegler and Company.
Prior to joining Ziegler, Jeff was in public accounting at Arthur Andersen LLP. He joined Ziegler as corporate controller and has been promoted and appointed to various officer positions within Ziegler and its subsidiaries. In 2000 Jeff was appointed chief financial officer of Ziegler’s largest subsidiary, B.C. Ziegler and Company and in 2004 he was appointed chief financial officer for The Ziegler Companies, Inc.
Jeff received a B.B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He is a member of both the American and Wisconsin Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants.[back to top]
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