Willis_Gary-2015-635x889Gary D. Willis, CPA, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Gary D. Willis joined Capella in 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He came to Capella from Martin Ventures where he has been CFO. As CFO, he oversaw all financial aspects of the investment firm which focuses on equity and debt investments in young, high growth businesses, primarily in healthcare and technology. He also mentored management teams of portfolio companies regarding strategy, capital structure and operational issues.

Previously he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Vanguard Health Systems for six years, and prior to that, he held a similar role at LifePoint Health for six years. Before his work in health care, Gary was affiliated with Gaylord Entertainment Company, where he was Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.

A Certified Public Accountant, Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Kentucky University.

Residents of Brentwood, Gary and his wife Shelly have two daughters, Caroline and Audrey.