Michael Pontrelli


Michael began his career as a military intelligence analyst for the USAF during Operation Iraqi Freedom. While serving out of Al-Asad and Al-Udeid, he provided all-source intelligence analysis and reporting that enhanced security and effectiveness of special high-value operations.

After leaving the military he leveraged his analytic capabilities while working as an investment advisor for Merrill Lynch where he helped institutions and select UHNW families achieve outsized market returns.

Recognized by his clients for his commitment to excellence, Michael was offered the opportunity to translate his public sector investment acumen into true hands-on investment management as the Chief Operating Officer of a client’s privately held growth-focused dental conglomerate based out of Houston, TX. In just under 6 years as COO, Michael delivered 400% growth, expanded the corporate footprint, developed a rich deal-flow pipeline, drove M&A activity, and formulated a cohesive acquisition-integration operations playbook.

Michael later raised private equity funding for his own Dental Service Organization(DSO) , American Dental Affiliates, where, while acting as CEO, he bought, consolidated, and built dental and oral surgery practices. He successfully exited in 2022.

In addition to Michael’s work as a trainer and consultant at Lausanne Business Solutions, he offers specialty healthcare advisory services through his firm Bannockburn Advisory.

Michael’s Focus areas:
Negotiation, Leadership, Management, Operations, Practice Management, Change.


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