Christian Whipple is Chief Executive Officer of Elliott Bay Capital Trust and is responsible for the overall strategy, capital investment and management of the company. Christian has more than 20 years of private equity investing, corporate finance and executive management experience in the healthcare and real estate industries.
Prior to Elliott Bay, Christian was a Co-Founder of Liberty Health Partners (acquired by Remedy Partners), a developer of bundled payment programs for the government and Vice President for Liberty Dialysis, LLC. Liberty Dialysis was the 3rd largest provider of dialysis services in the U.S. with 280 clinics in 32 states and more than $1 Billion of revenue prior to the $2.3 Billion sale to Fresenius Medical Care. Christian was responsible for overseeing corporate and business development, M&A and joint venture partner relationship activities at Liberty and continued on as an executive at Fresenius for several years where he was involved with various strategic initiatives, acquisitions and partnerships.
Prior to this, Christian was Managing Director with Premier Pacific Vineyards, a real estate investment company responsible for the development and operation of the largest portfolio of high-end wine vineyards in the U.S. Before this he was a Vice President for The Cypress Group, a private equity investment firm managing $3.5 Billion in equity commitments, and was responsible for investments in the lodging and leisure industries. Prior to that he was an Associate at DB Capital Partners, the former private equity arm of Deutsche Bank AG responsible for $2 Billion in investments in the U.S. Christian began his career in M&A investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston and played professional basketball in England.
Christian graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Bowdoin College.