John Kotcher

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James Ahern

Managing Partner, Laidlaw & Company

James Ahern serves as managing partner of Laidlaw & Company, and founded Laidlaw Venture Partners. With his vast understanding of capital investing, Ahern helped establish Laidlaw’s significant presence in the healthcare market.

Prior to joining Laidlaw, James served as vice president of Casimir Capital and managing director of Aegis Capital Corp, and gained over 18 years of venture capital, investment banking, and equity capital market experience.  

Notable contributions to Laidlaw’s success include helping provide over $6 billion in capital for Laidlaw Venture Partners’ clients. Ahern has also made strategic connections with a variety of university-owned laboratories in order to advance Laidlaw Venture Partners’ portfolio. Laidlaw Capital Markets’ reputation as a healthcare investment bank can be attributed to his work. 

James' education includes attending both Saint Joseph's College in Main and Assumption University in Massachusetts. He supports his alma mater Northfield Mount Hermon School by serving as a chairman of the schools’ Basketball Academic Center of Excellence.

James Ahern is on the board of directors of Algorithm Sciences, Voltron Therapeutics, PD Theranostics and Aerwave Medical Technologies. He is also a continuous supporter for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation of Massachusetts, serving as Vice Chair for their annual golf outing raising $1 million each year for the cause.