James joined SV Health Investors in May 1995 and served as CEO and Managing Partner through 2009.
James brings a successful healthcare investment track record, preceded by 18 years of operating management experience. James has served on the boards of private and public companies in the US and Europe.
Prior to joining SV, he was Managing Director for the $600m Venture Capital division of Allstate Corporation. Before that he managed Allstate’s healthcare investment activity. He has held several senior management positions in companies with multinational operations, including Kendall (Covidien) and Millipore. He was also President/CEO of Allegheny International Medical Technology and National Teledata.
BS, Northern Illinois University
Outside of SV
James has held numerous board seats on private and public companies in the U.S. and Europe, including Shire, Allscripts, Laservision Centers, Sunrise Assisted Living, Orthovita, Lensx, Achillion, Mariner Healthcare and Arris Pharmaceutical. James and his wife, Lynn have three children and eight grandchildren. They reside in Duxbury, MA and Stuart, FL.