PNC Healthcare Executive Leadership


Brian Kelly

Head of PNC Healthcare

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Greg Jelinek

Head of Healthcare Treasury Management

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Holly Harrison

Head of Healthcare IAM

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Betty Hamilton

Head of Healthcare National Strategy Group

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Mark Tambussi

Head of Healthcare Equipment Finance

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Nick Aponte

Head of Healthcare Credit

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Nick Spanakis

Head of Healthcare Business Banking

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Rich Brown

Head of Pharma, Life Sciences and Biotech

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Gustavus Bahr

Head of Healthcare Insurance

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Kyle Patino

Head of Healthcare Derivative Products  

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Kyle Patino

Head of Healthcare Derivative Products

PNC Healthcare


Kyle Patino currently manages our National Healthcare, Public Finance & Non-Profit Derivative Products Group and has worked in the tax-exempt finance industry for 20 years, both as a derivative marketer and a quantitative banker. As a senior leader of PNC Capital Markets, he delivers real time market information, retail and institutional investor trends, cash market structuring considerations, and plays an integral role in the strategic direction of PNC Capital Markets. Mr. Patino takes an active role with client strategy and successful execution of client objectives in the capital, bank, and derivative markets. He collaborates with his team, sales and trading, investment bankers, relationship managers, credit officers, loan syndications, and internal/external counsel to deliver solution oriented interest rate management strategies, capital structure considerations, and debt financing. Mr. Patino provides quantitative analysis in derivative structuring, asset/liability hedging, and document negotiation. He serves as a frequent speaker on topics related to risk management, SOFR, LIBOR & SIFMA trends, tax reform, economic outlook, and hedging strategies.

Prior to joining PNC in 2003, Mr. Patino worked for George K. Baum & Co. Mr. Patino holds an M.S. in Finance from Temple University – Fox School of Business and an Advanced Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a Minor in Political Science from Occidental College.

Brian Kelly

Head of PNC Healthcare

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Brian Kelly is a Managing Director and the Head of PNC Healthcare. He joined PNC in January of 2016 to support PNC’s healthcare efforts by providing strategic direction and leveraging his extensive healthcare leadership background to lead the healthcare team at PNC.

Prior to PNC, Mr. Kelly was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Excela Health where he was responsible for oversight of the organization’s accounting, patient financial services, treasury and other finance related functions. Preceding his work at Excela, Mr. Kelly held management positions at Kaufman Hall, The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Arthur Andersen and Huron Consulting Group.  He has spent the majority of his career developing financial, strategic, and capital plans, assessing joint ventures, partnerships, and affiliation options, advising on mergers, acquisitions, and divestiture transactions, as well as performing both operational turnarounds and financial restructurings.

Mr. Kelly has been a regular speaker at healthcare industry conferences presenting on numerous topics ranging from the changing healthcare industry to the challenges of financial planning in distressed economic environments. Mr. Kelly also has been a contributing author for several industry thought leadership pieces in publications including HFMA’s Healthcare Cost Containment, Healthcare Finance Blog, and Strategic Financial Planning.

In addition to his professional career, Mr. Kelly is a board member of Rainbow Kitchen Community Services in Homestead, PA.  Mr. Kelly holds an M.B.A., with a concentration in Corporate Finance, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Greg Jelinek

Head of Healthcare Treasury Management

PNC Healthcare


Greg Jelinek is the Executive Vice President and National Sales Director for PNC Healthcare, Treasury Management. In addition to his responsibilities leading the sales team for PNC Healthcare Treasury Management, he chairs the PNC Healthcare Client Advisory Board and has responsibility for PNC’s Revenue Cycle Automation Advisory Business.

He joined PNC in 1986. Previously, he led the asset management strategy to grow the Wealth and Institutional Investment business from the PNC Corporate and Institutional Bank. In addition, Jelinek held positions as Market Manager of the Commercial Banking team in Northern Ohio, Chief Credit Officer for the Wealth Management business, head of Business Banking, head of the Dealer Finance unit and various leadership positions in Corporate Banking, Investment Real Estate, Credit and Retail Banking.

Formerly, he served on the boards of the MetroHealth Foundation and the Western Reserve Historical Society and the advisory committee for the Baldwin Wallace Center for Innovation and Growth. Jelinek graduated from the University of Dayton in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. In 1992, he earned his master’s degree from Cleveland State University.

Holly Harrison

Head of Healthcare IAM

PNC Healthcare


Holly Harrison leads the Institutional Healthcare Solutions Group for PNC Institutional Asset Management. She is responsible for leading the organization’s efforts in crafting and delivering differentiated solutions for Healthcare entities. Holly has extensive experience across PNC’s Asset Management Group holding a number of leadership roles in client service, sales, and business strategy.

She has over 20 years of industry experience with roles across all major institutional asset management disciplines including investments, product management, marketing, sales, and client service. Her organizational experience includes positions at Strong Capital Management, Inc., Rockhaven Asset Management, and Legg Mason Capital Management. Holly earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and economics from The Johns Hopkins University.

Betty Hamilton

Head of Healthcare National Strategy Group

PNC Healthcare


Betty Hamilton is a Managing Director and leads PNC Healthcare’s National Strategy Group. The National Strategy Group was formed to align the traditional commercial and healthcare investment banking platforms at PNC to provide a “one-stop-shop” for addressing clients’ strategic financing needs. Ms. Hamilton has been at PNC since October of 2016, most recently overseeing a strategic partnership that enabled the client to achieve its vision of a patient-centric revenue cycle organization.

Prior to PNC, Ms. Hamilton was Senior Vice President and Practice Manager of Financial Advisory at Kaufman Hall. She served as trusted advisor to a variety of not-for-profit healthcare organizations in evaluating capital structures in context of an organization’s risk tolerance and credit capacity. She has experience in a wide range of tax-exempt and taxable financings that include public and private debt issuances for new money, advanced refunding, and current refunding purposes. Ms. Hamilton also advised clients on municipal derivatives transactions that include Board and Finance Committee education, policy-making, structuring, pricing, accounting, and restructuring to better align clients’ risk management objectives. She supported the M&A practice in evaluating capital structure implications and market access for a number of business combinations ranging from joint ventures to system-to-system mergers and for both buy- and sell-side hospitals and health systems. Preceding her work at Kaufman Hall, Ms. Hamilton was a manager of Treasury Operations at Ford and Ford Credit Treasury.

Ms. Hamilton holds an MBA with Honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Analytic Finance and Economics, a BS in Finance with High Distinction from The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business, and is a Schreyer Scholar from The Pennsylvania State University.

Mark Tambussi

Head of Healthcare Equipment Finance

PNC Healthcare


Mark Tambussi is Senior Vice President, National Manager of the PNC Equipment Finance Healthcare business. His overall responsibilities include leading and managing originations for direct and vendor platforms. Mark joined PNC in 2011 tasked with setting the strategic direction for the PNC Equipment Finance Healthcare business. His team structures customized vendor and major account program development for Manufacturers, Health Systems and Medical Group Practices.

A 25-year veteran of the Healthcare and Healthcare Finance Industry, Mark has broad experience in the clinical sales and finance segments with a focus on business development leading cross functional teams. Prior to joining PNC, Mark was Senior Vice President, General Manager at GE Capital, Healthcare Financial Services. During his 17 years at GE he held various leadership roles in GE Capital and GE Healthcare Systems.

Mark is an active member of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He holds a B.A. from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA and a M.B.A. from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA.

Nick Aponte

Head of Healthcare Credit

PNC Healthcare


Nick Aponte has over 30 years of experience in evaluating and financing the healthcare and senior living industries. In his current position with PNC Bank, he has credit oversight responsibility for PNC’s $12 billion taxable and tax-exempt healthcare and senior living portfolio.

Prior to PNC Bank, Mr. Aponte underwrote portfolio credit default risk and managed GE Capital’s $3.1 billion senior housing commercial real estate portfolio which included debt, JV, and equity ownership interests. Active in the senior living industry, he participated in numerous industry seminars, conferences, and presentations. As an industry consultant, he provided feasibility and new project development and financial modeling support to ZA Consulting, based in Jenkintown, PA.

Other career highlights include work with Lloyd Lewis, founder of the Kendal Corporation at US Retirement in the development of cooperative owned-CCRC retirement communities in Arizona, New York, and New Jersey. Mr. Aponte completed his MBA at the University of Chicago and his BA at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

Rich Brown

Head of Pharma, Life Sciences and Biotech

PNC Healthcare


Rich Brown is a Senior Vice President at PNC Bank and Head of its Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences group. He has 30+ years of experience working with high-growth companies. He joined PNC in 2008 (via their RBC Bank USA acquisition) as a senior banker for the Technology and Life Sciences specialty banking practice. 

Prior to joining PNC, he ran his own boutique strategic advisory and investment banking firm. Brown spent the previous 10 years with two different venture capital firms in positions of General Partner, Principal, and Senior Associate where he evaluated hundreds of businesses, made numerous investments, managed dozens of rounds of financings, and achieved successful exits via both IPO and M&A. He’s been on the board of directors of 11 companies, and was also a board observer at two publicly traded companies. 

Before becoming a venture capitalist, Brown spent eight years working in various operating roles including business development, product marketing, and design engineering for leading global technology companies General Instrument (now a division of Motorola), Sony, DuPont, and Westinghouse. He earned his MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth, and graduated magna cum laude with a BS Electrical Engineering from Duke University.

Nick Spanakis

Head of Healthcare Business Banking

PNC Healthcare


Nick Spanakis is Executive Vice President and Group Manager for PNC’s Specialty Business Banking groups. In this role, he is responsible for leading expertise-based, relationship management teams within PNC’s Healthcare Business Banking, Agriculture Banking, SBA Finance and Investment Real Estate groups across the geographies where PNC does business. 

During his career, he has held a number of progressive leadership roles in a variety of areas including wealth planning and investments, branch regional management, commercial banking, underwriting site management, product management, corporate marketing, customer segment management and business banking.

Gustavus Bahr

Head of Healthcare Insurance

PNC Healthcare


Gustavus Bahr leads the Insurance team within the Financial Institutions Group, and is a member of the PNC Capital Markets Group’s leadership team. Mr. Bahr joined PNC in 2002, and has been a dedicated banker to the financial services sector since 2003.

Mr. Bahr has a wide range of experience across the financial services sector including insurance companies, insurance brokers, asset managers, broker/dealers, leasing and finance companies, and financial technology companies. Within the broader Corporate & Institutional Bank, he also acts as Head of Healthcare Insurance Banking.

Prior to joining PNC, he was a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he worked on engagements with Fortune 500 companies across various industries including Healthcare, Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, and Food & Beverage. Mr. Bahr holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Washington University in Saint Louis. Additionally, he holds the Series 7, 63, 79, and 24 FINRA licenses.