Nick Gialessas is a Managing Director at Kaufman Hall and a member of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice. Focused on providing merger and acquisition advisory services to healthcare organizations including health systems, physician practices, laboratory services, managed care companies and other non-acute businesses, his responsibilities include transaction management, valuation, and ongoing strategic advice regarding transaction execution.

Prior to joining Kaufman Hall, Mr. Gialessas spent eight years providing investment banking services to healthcare clients nationwide, including acute care hospitals, multi-state health systems, children's hospitals, and non-acute healthcare organizations. Most recently, he was a Vice President at U.S. Bancorp, where he focused on capital market solutions, including fixed and variable rate debt, tax-exempt and taxable debt, public offerings, bank placements, and interest rate hedging alternatives. Prior to U.S. Bancorp, Mr. Gialessas worked in the investment banking division of Raymond James, serving healthcare clients in a transaction advisory and capital markets capacity.

Mr. Gialessas has an M.B.A. with concentrations in Strategy and Managing Organizations from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

Mr. Gialessas is currently serving on the Board of the Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Chapter.