Bryan Cressey is an American investor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He co-founded four of the most successful private equity firms in America: Golder, Thoma, Cressey, Rauner (GTCR), Thoma Cressey Bravo, Cressey & Company, and Frist Cressey Ventures (with heart and lung transplant surgeon and former United States Senate Majority Leader Senator Bill Frist). His firms manage billions of dollars of private capital and invest in multiple firms primarily focused on healthcare.
Time Magazine's 1986 "America's Best" edition featured Bryan as a leading venture capitalist. He has been the subject of articles in many publications including Fortune, Harvard Law Today, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, and Crain's Chicago Business. The Wall Street Journal credited his firm with inventing the Industry Consolidation Investment Strategy.
Bryan was a National Merit Scholar at the University of Washington. He then attended Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School simultaneously, earning his Juris Doctor with Honors and an MBA.