Investment Team
James L. 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 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, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Jim now lives in Riverside, Connecticut, with his wife and three children.