James Palazzo


Jim Palazzo is the founder and president of Paragon Health Capital.

Jim has worked in the healthcare industry for nearly 30 years. As a physician group administrator, he developed a deep understanding of the unique factors that lead to organizational success including: effective governance, strategic positioning, developing measurable clinical excellence, operational efficiencies, IT management, revenue cycle management, contracting, recruiting, and staffing. He also participated on the senior leadership team of a hospital reporting to the CEO. His leadership and management experience with both physician practices and hospitals has allowed him to facilitate successful partnerships between the two. Jim has long been involved in advocacy – offering leadership to professional associations, speaking at national and regional meetings, and monitoring and supporting state and federal legislative activities.

He founded a hospital/physician consulting, transaction, and interim management firm starting in 2007 – and ultimately sold the business to a nationally recognized publicly traded healthcare consulting firm in 2011 – where he worked post-acquisition in a national senior leadership position. While leading various national healthcare consulting enterprises, he came to experience many different markets across the United States working with doctors, hospitals, systems, payers, and government. His primary focus over the years has been in support of optimizing and bringing greater value to physician practices.

Paragon Health Capital was founded to offer investment banking and business brokerage services focused on the physician practice, in addition to offering more traditional transaction and provider consulting services. Paragon takes great care in matching physician practices with the right kind of optimal outcome for practice owners, primarily with private equity firms through management recapitalization.