88 E Broad St, Suite 1750

Columbus, OH 43215

About Us

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.

Lawrence, Evans & Co., LLC was named a top 25 Lower Middle Market Investment Bank by Axial. Click here

Our Team

Neil Johnson

Managing Partner

Neil Johnson has more than 25 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).

John Ziegler


​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.​

Christopher Luckett


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.

Shivam Nag


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.

Andrew Moulas


Andrew’s previous experience includes Credit Suisse on their Healthcare Team during his 2023 summer internship. Prior to this he interned with Lawrence, Evans & Co., LLC.  You may have seen him on the football field as an active member of The Ohio State Marching Band. His activities and leadership also includes the Fisher Futures Investment Banking Program, Buckeye Leadership Fellows, Finance Honors Program, and Investment Banking Program.  He is graduating from The Ohio State University where he is a Honors Finance and Economics major.

Anthony Mandravellos


Anthony is a graduate from The Ohio State University, Max M. Fisher College of Business and received a BS in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance and a minor in Neuroscience. He is a candidate for a Master’s in Finance at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

Eric Bachman


Eric is a senior at The Ohio State University’s Max M. Fisher College of Business, working towards a BS in Business Administration with a focus on Finance. He has completed several internships in mergers and acquisitions, gearing up for a future in investment banking. In his free time, he loves to travel, play bogey golf, and watch Reds games when visiting his hometown of Cincinnati.