The advisory professionals at Estill Advisory Group come from diverse backgrounds in industry, asset management, equity research, investment banking and sales, each bringing sector expertise and a broad network of contacts to the firm and to our clients.



Mark Padgett, Managing Partner

Prior to cofounding Estill Advisory Group, Mark served as a healthcare industry operating manager, an equity research analyst and an investment banker. Mark’s experience in the healthcare industry includes conducting biomedical research for the Medical University of South Carolina’s Department of Medicine where he co-authored multiple publications that were published in the Journal of Endocrinology and working for Johnson & Johnson in New Business Development. On Wall Street, Mark conducted sell-side research at Buckingham Research Group and Key Bank, was a buy-side analyst at Natexis Banque Populaires, was an investment banker at Susquehanna International Group and was a co-founder and investment banker at Plutus Capital Partners. Mark received a B.S. in Biology from The Citadel and an IMBA (International MBA) from the University of South Carolina. As part of the IMBA degree, Mark studied at the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Mexico and also received a post-IMBA grant from the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) to study emerging economies and attended the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India.