James Ahern presently serves as Laidlaw & Company UK Managing Partner, and Founder of Laidlaw Venture Partners.
Jim brings over 15 years’ of experience to the Laidlaw Ventures team. His experience is directly relevant in capital formation, venture capital, investment banking and equity capital markets.
Jim has spearheaded relationships with innovation laboratories at universities that has allowed for the incubation of multiple companies in the LVP Portfolio. He has also worked with entrepreneurs as a funding and advisory partner to move therapeutics, medical technologies, and other assets forward.
Jim Ahern proudly served as the firms head of capital markets, where he is credited with establishing a highly recognized quality fundamental health care brand. With a devotion to brand cognizance, Laidlaw Capital Markets is recognized today as a fundamental health care investment bank providing targeted outreach to relevant health care centric investors. During his tenure, Jim led or played an integral role in providing its clients with over 6 Billion dollars in capital.
Jim currently serves on the board of directors of Algorithm Sciences, Voltron Therapeutics, PD Theranostics, and Aerwave Medical Technologies. In addition, JIM proudly serves on the board of overseers of the Massachusetts bay big brothers big sisters foundation. Jim is Vice Chair of the annual BBBS golf outing, an event which brings in approximately 1 million dollars annually for the foundation. He’s also a proud supporter of his alma mater, The Northfield Mount Hermon School, where he serves as Chairman of the Basketball Academic Center of Excellence.