Vanguard Healthcare Staffing is pleased to announce we will be assisting our laboratory partners in buying or selling laboratories. Spearheading this endeavor for us will be Thanasis Papaioanu.


Thanasis was a co-Founder of American Pathology Partners. Prior to AP2 Thanasis was a Managing Director at Harpeth Capital, LLC, a Nashville-based investment banking firm, focusing on healthcare services and information technology. Previously, Thanasis was a Director at FTN Midwest, the investment banking subsidiary of First Horizon Bank (NYSE: FHN) and a Director at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, the investment banking subsidiary of SunTrust Banks (NYSE: STI), where he was a senior member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group.


Thanasis has been involved in over 40 completed M&A and financing transactions totaling to over $1 billion in transactional value, including being involved in the formation and capitalization of CBLPath, a New York-based pathology laboratory (acquired by Sonic Healthcare in 2011).


Thanasis holds a BS in electrical engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, an MS in electrical engineering and an MS in systems science & mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MBA from Emory University.

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