The professionals of Edge Healthcare Partners have over 65 years of collective investment banking experience and have completed more than 100 transactions across the entire spectrum of healthcare including healthcare services, healthcare information technology, and distribution. The competitive edge we bring to our clients is our unique and diverse skill sets, extensive transaction experience and exclusive healthcare industry focus.

J. Todd Watkins

Partner
Todd brings over 30 years of investment banking experience to Edge Healthcare Partners. In addition to a long career in investment banking, Todd also brings an operational and entrepreneurial perspective to Edge Healthcare Partners as he was a Founder and Senior Vice President of OrthoLink Physicians Corporation, a practice-management company focused on orthopedics that developed, owned and managed ambulatory surgery centers. During his tenure at OrthoLink, Todd was instrumental in developing new physician partnerships and helped the company grow from a five person start-up in 1995 to over $20 million in EBITDA when it was acquired by United Surgical Partners in early 2000.

As a trusted advisor to healthcare companies, Todd has managed a wide variety of projects ranging from acquisitions, divestitures, financings and financial restructurings to joint ventures and strategic alliance formation. Todd has advised on over 100 transactions in his career ranging from start-up stage financings to multi-billion dollar public mergers.
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Bryan H. Pope

Partner
With experience in both law and investment banking, Bryan brings a diverse range of skills to Edge Healthcare Partners. During his career, Bryan has directed over 100 transactions including over 90 healthcare transactions. He has managed a wide variety of acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, financings and related transactions for a diverse group of healthcare providers, tax-exempt entities, device manufacturers, distributors, healthcare information technology and life sciences companies.

Bryan began his professional career as a corporate restructuring attorney in the Atlanta office of the law firm of King & Spalding. Following his legal career, Bryan was a director at The Robinson-Humphrey Company and its successor, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey where, along with Todd, he managed the healthcare investment banking group.  Prior to founding Edge Healthcare Partners, Bryan was a director in the healthcare investment banking department at Houlihan Lokey where, in addition to his senior role on investment banking assignments, he managed the healthcare group’s private equity, venture capital and hedge fund relationships.

Bryan earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; a J.D. from Emory University School of Law; and an M.B.A. from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Mr. Pope is registered with FINRA (formerly the NASD) as a General Securities Representative (Series 7, 63, and 79).
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Mary E. Brittingham

Senior Vice President
Mary is a senior vice president in Edge Healthcare Partners’ Atlanta office. In a career spanning over 15 years, she has helped manage numerous transactions across the gamut of healthcare including acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, valuations, financings and fairness opinions. Mary is a key part of our team, having worked with Todd and Bryan on over 70 transactions.

Prior to joining Edge Healthcare Partners, Mary was an associate in the healthcare investment banking department at Houlihan Lokey. Previously, Mary was a senior financial analyst in the healthcare investment banking department at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. In addition to her transaction responsibilities while at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Mary was also head of the analyst training program.

Mary received a B.S. in commerce with a concentration in finance from the University of Virginia. She is registered with FINRA (formerly the NASD) as a General Securities Representative (Series 7, 63, and 79).
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Albert A. Kramer, IV

associate
Al is an associate in Edge Healthcare Partners’ Atlanta office. His responsibilities include financial statement analysis, research and the application of valuation methodologies. Prior to joining Edge Healthcare Partners, Al was a senior analyst at VMG Health, a healthcare financial consulting firm specializing in valuation and transaction advisory. Al received a B.S. in commerce and business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of Alabama.

Kurren T. Grover

Financial analyst
Kurren is a financial analyst in Edge Healthcare Partners’ Atlanta office. His responsibilities include financial statement analysis, research and the application of valuation methodologies. Prior to joining Edge Healthcare Partners, Kurren worked as a summer analyst at Duff & Phelps in their valuation division. Kurren received a B.S. in business and economics from the University of North Carolina.