George Garrett is a Senior Advisor for Martin Ventures. His 32-year career in healthcare has focused on healthcare joint-ventures, and mergers and acquisitions of hospitals, hospital systems, and healthcare businesses that support hospitals.
George has worked for HCA, HealthTrust-The Hospital Company (a “spin-off” of HCA in 1987,) Columbia-HCA and Ardent Health Services, all based in Nashville, Tennessee. He was responsible for identifying healthcare opportunities, developing valuation recommendations, coordinating due diligence among a team of functional experts, negotiating definitive agreements, and working with the legal, accounting, and financing sources on closing the transaction whether the transaction was a joint-venture, merger, or acquisition. George was the lead on transactions as small as partnering a surgery center with surgeons to as large as a $2.1 billion multi-hospital system in multiple states with a managed care plan in two states.
Prior to joining HCA in 1981, George worked for IBM as a Sales Representative for 4 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1977 with a BA in Business Administration and a minor in Political Science.