Cressey & Company, a leading healthcare private equity firm, today announced promotions for three team members in its Chicago office. Merrick Axel and David Schuppan were each promoted to Partner, and Dave Rogero was promoted to Principal. Mr. Axel joined Cressey & Company in 2005 and is responsible for acquisitions, divestitures and oversight of portfolio companies. He has twelve years of private equity experience. Mr. Axel earned a BA from Duke University (with honors), and an MBA from Harvard Business School.