Dan Hermann joined Ziegler in 1987. In 2018 he was named President and CEO. He also is the Head of Investment Banking, a member of the Ziegler Board and Executive Committee. As the Head of Investment Banking, Dan is directly responsible for managing Ziegler’s Investment Banking activities. He not only fosters the growth of existing practices, but also pursues potential new practices. With a focus on cross-practice collaboration, he plays on active role in maximizing synergistic opportunities across all investment practices, especially within the healthcare and senior living sectors.
As the head of both the healthcare and senior living practices, Dan was instrumental in the creation of and fundraising for the Ziegler Link•Age Longevity Fund, L.P. (the “Fund”). The Fund is one of the first to focus on the aging market and companies that provide innovative products, services and technologies to meet the growing needs of seniors and senior living providers in this changing era of healthcare reform.
During his 30-year tenure with Ziegler, Dan has become a leading investment banker in the senior living industry. He has structured and led or co-led more than 325 senior living financings exceeding $8.2 billion, cumulating far-ranging experience in the management, structuring and financial analysis of every type of senior living financing.
Dan 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 currently resides on a number of investment committees, including the Ziegler Link•Age Longevity Fund, and is on the Advisory Board for Caremerge and the Board for Masterpiece Living. 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), and served as a member of the CARF-Continuing Care Accreditation Commission’s Financial Advisory Panel.
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 holds a number of securities certifications.