Council Capital, a healthcare-focused private equity firm based in Nashville, recently announced a Paul Lagarde has been promoted from associate to senior associate. The company also added three new hires to support the firm's continued growth.
Geoff Crisanti, value creation senior associate, is focusing on providing strategic and operational support to portfolio company executive teams. Most recently, he was with Aspire Health where he drove strategic partnerships and led a direct-to-physician sales team. He began his career at DaVita in the enterprise strategy group. Crisanti received undergraduate degrees in biomedical engineering and finance from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Harrison Johnson, investment associate, is focusing on new investment evaluation, due diligence, and portfolio company support. Harrison joins Council Capital from Ernst & Young Capital Advisors (EYCA), where he worked in the Diversified Industrials Investment Banking group. He received a degree in finance from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University.
Christian Ward, chief financial officer, will lead Council's accounting, finance, and compliance functions. He brings more than a decade of private equity and audit experience with previous experience from Five Points Capital, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, and PWC. Ward received a degree in accounting and finance from Florida State University and is a licensed CPA.