Investment Team
James Elrod, Jr.

Managing Director

Jim is a Vestar Managing Director.  He joined the firm in 1998, bringing with him years of operational experience in the healthcare sector.  He is currently a director of Veritas Collaborative.

Jim was Executive Vice President at Physicians Health Services, where he also served as corporate CFO, CEO of the New York and New Jersey subsidiaries, and President of the New Jersey insurance subsidiary.

Before that, he was a partner at Dillon, Read & Co., a private investment bank, where he created and ran the firm’s healthcare investment group, and served as co-head of equity issuance.

Jim graduated with an AB, cum laude, in English from Colgate University, holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MAR from Yale Divinity School.

Jim is a Trustee Emeritus of Colgate University and serves on the boards of Yale New Haven Hospital and the American Battlefield Trust. Jim is also the Chairman of the board of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Jim is married with three children and lives in Riverside, Connecticut.