Instructor Biography

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Pierre M. Bogacz

Pierre is founder and managing director of HFA Partners in Tampa, an independent financial advisory firm specialized in helping providers lower the cost of debt and minimize balance sheet risk.

Pierre’s 20-year career in non-profit healthcare finance includes bond underwriting, derivatives, business valuation and M&A and strategic advisory services. Pierre has helped raise over $3 billion for healthcare providers via a variety of funding structures. Before co-founding HFA, Pierre was a director with B.C. Ziegler covering hospitals for the southeastern U.S. Before, he worked as a healthcare banker and financial consultant for Deloitte, Alex. Brown, First Boston, Sumitomo Bank, and Citibank.

Pierre received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Southern Methodist University and M.B.A. with a Concentration in Finance and Accounting from The University of Texas. Pierre is an active pilot with instrument ratings who files his puddle-jumper around the US (for business) and Caribbean (definitely not for business!).