Lawrence, Evans & Co. LLC was founded in 2003 and has since grown to include a full staff of consultants with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. Clients typically are under $250 million in revenues and maybe distressed or start-ups.
We provide investment banking, corporate finance, and advisory services. See an overview of our services.
Neil Johnson has more than 23 years of healthcare investment banking and private equity experience including completion of over $1 billion of corporate finance transactions involving merger and acquisitions, equity and corporate debt financings as well as distressed asset acquisitions and divestitures.
As Managing Partner of Lawrence, Evans & Co., LLC, Mr Johnson’s responsibilities primarily include deal sourcing and evaluation, transaction structuring, securing financing including debt and equity, and fundraising. Many of the completed transactions have involved acute care hospitals, senior housing, home health, behavioral health, revenue cycle management, health IT, big data, analytics, life science, managed IT, cyber or other services related companies.
Prior to forming Lawrence, Evans & Co., LLC, Mr. Johnson worked at one of the largest asset based healthcare lenders in the country and spent time with a national healthcare investment bank as an underwriter. Mr Johnson’s relevant experiences include time as a healthcare bond trader managing over $100 million in assets at a regional based investment advisor. Neil spent time in Germany with an internet start-up and was involved with a successful sale of an internet consumer marketing company. Additionally, he spent time early on in his career with the bank First Chicago NBD that is now part of JPMorganChase.
Neil is a board member and executive of several funds including an active Board member of the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) Columbus Chapter, and member of Healthcare Business Management Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Turnaround Management Association, and the First Connect Bio Medical Steering Committee as well as an education contributor to the Harvard Business School. He founded the annual Healthcare Capital Markets & Innovation Summit HCMIS along with its non-profit fundraiser. He is a Co-Founder of Healthcare Development & Innovation Group (HDIG) the most comprehensive healthcare innovation database and ecosystem.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Management from Albion College. Mr. Johnson received his Masters of Business Administration degree from Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business. He is also a 1994 NCAA National Football Champion, Albion College Hall of Fame Individually and as a 4 time Team Member and NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship Recipient (w/ Peyton Manning and Brian Griese).
Christopher J. Luckett, is an experienced healthcare Professional focused on Payor Partnerships and Provider Payor Strategy for Healthcare clients. He provides a wide range of Facility, Professional and Ancillary Healthcare Services to clients across the country.
Christopher Luckett is on a mission to help healthcare providers build and grow revenue through manage care contracting Strategies. Chris has a unique 20 year background in Payor Strategy from his time with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield where Chris focus on building networks for West Virginia. Chris helped Highmark establish a corporate vision to move all healthcare providers to fee for service contracts and percent of medicare, establishing a 50 million dollar savings to Highmark. Chris helped Highmark establish Value Base arrangements within 23 hospitals, overseeing the all contractual arrangements and negotiations. After 10 plus years, Chris took his experience to Nationwide Children’s hospital where Chris help establish new contractual arrangements for Nationwide Children’s hospital renegotiating all manage care agreements. An experience manage care professional, Chris has built a Manage Care Company which now provider all healthcare services to providers.
As a President of Luckett Healthcare LLC, Chris is responsible for the coordination of services provided to hospitals, physician practices, home health providers, hospital systems and management organizational services. Chris’s experience helps provide a mixture of payor strategy and revenue cycle consulting services. Luckett Healthcare can provide billing services, credentialing and coding needs as well as managing the correct allowable payments for all Healthcare Providers. Chris has coordinated many partnerships within the Healthcare sector to help those who are in need. Luckett Healthcare can also help provide strategy for various risk and Value Base arrangements helping providers with their marginal improvement.
Chris is a part of several professional affiliations in health care including the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the Medical Group Practice Management Association (MGMA)
Chris is a frequent speaker on health care issues as well as Value Base/Risk arrangements.
Christopher Luckett graduated from Marshall University, with a Bachelor of Accounting degree. Chris then continued with his MBA from the University of Charleston.
John brings over 25 years of operations and data-driven marketing experience to healthcare solutions development. Over the last 10 years John has worked with medical device start-ups before joining Ambassador Software Works. John has a passion for finding solutions that operationalize the vast amounts of data available to organizations to improve efficiency and effectiveness in delivering on their mission.
John also serves as the Past-President and Board Chair of the 1500-member Central Ohio Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Managers Association (HFMA), which has 68,000 members nationally.
John is a graduate of Wake Forest University where he played varsity soccer and has an M. S. from Rochester Institute of Technology. John is a passionate continuous learner holding multiple certificate degrees in entrepreneurship, finance and analytics.
Prior to joining Lawrence, Evans & Co. LLC, Shivam was a senior analyst at RocSearch, a customized business intelligence solutions focused on business and financial research with data science. Shivam is an Executive Member of The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE). He is a Level 2 CFA candidate.
Pruthvi previously interned at Frank Batten Investment Fund and MPZ Holdings Inc. He is attending University of Virginia where he is studying Economics.
Nathan previously interned at Huntington National Bank and Rockfleet Financial Services. He is attending Kenyon College where he is studying Economics and Mathematics.