Firm: S&P Global Ratings
Patrick Zagar has been with S&P Global Ratings since graduating from college in 2014. Based in Dallas, he works with a diverse portfolio of healthcare entities, acts as a chair for ratings committees, contributes to team thought leadership, and actively participates in S&P webinars and external conferences.
As a member of S&P’s not-for-profit healthcare team Patrick has provided excellent service to clients and skillfully coached and mentored junior analysts.
“Patrick continues to excel in his analytics in terms of his sector insight and application of criteria, strong writing skills and ability to provide a high level of customer service and value add to the market,” head of Public Finance for the Americas Eden Perry and Chief Analytical Officer Robin Prunty wrote when they nominated him for the Rising Star award.
Patrick has embraced mentoring junior analysts, Perry and Prunty said.
“Patrick has an excellent ability for not only understanding the complexities of the healthcare sector but connecting with our customers and telling the credit story in a way that provides meaningful and value-driven analysis to the market,” said S&P Senior Director Stephen Infranco.
“As a credit analyst in healthcare, I have a front-row seat for a sector undergoing immense pressure and change, a sector that affects all levels of our society at both a macro level and a deeply personal level,” Patrick said. “I’m given the opportunity to engage in candid conversations with executive teams at the helm of some of the largest and most impactful hospitals and health systems in the country.
“The work has become more analytically challenging, and in a way more rewarding, as providers grapple with unprecedented financial challenges and disruptions of the status quo,” he said.
Patrick likes to travel, read, and watch movies.