James B. McCarthy, M.B.A., J.D.

Director - Corporate Due Diligence Management

Mr. McCarthy is based in Star Associates Chicago office where he addresses legal, organizational structure, development, and financial issues for Star clients and partners.  His forty-five years’ experience in the healthcare, financial and bio-medical fields has ranged from financial analysis and project planning to senior management roles.  His experience includes:

  • Developing, financing, and managing hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and diagnostic centers in the United States and overseas;
  • Developing, structuring, and implementing international healthcare joint venture arrangements; and
  • Serving on multiple public and private corporate boards in the banking, biodefense, space medicine, education, biomaterials, and stem cell fields.

From 1991 until 2016, he was Chairman and CEO of Gemini Consulting Group, Inc., an international healthcare consulting company. Previously, Mr. McCarthy was the Executive Vice President of a Chicago-based health care consulting company and has also held positions as Vice President and General Manager of a medical device manufacturing company in Chicago and spent five years in increasingly responsible planning positions with the Medical Products Division of 3M Company.

Mr. McCarthy received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, his J.D. from the Loyola University School of Law, and his M.B.A. from the Keller Graduate School of Management.  He is a member of various state and national organizations, including the American Health Lawyers Association.

Mr. McCarthy is a founder and former member of the Board of Directors of CareSpan Health, Inc., Vancouver, BC. He also previously served on the Board of Directors of the International Space Medicine Consortium, Inc., Washington, D.C. and the Board of Trustees at the University of San Diego, San Diego, California. He is currently a Life Trustee at Lake Forest Academy, Lake Forest, Illinois, and also serving on the Board of CrossBraining, Inc. an EdTech company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Organamet Bio, Inc., Houston, TX.

Mr. McCarthy also served for eleven years on the Board of Directors of Wintrust Financial Corporation (WTFC, Nasdaq) Rosement, Illinois, a $46 Billion financial holding company. He held other prior board positions at Hinsdale Bank and Trust Company, Hinsdale, Illinois, Protein Polymer Technologies, Inc. San Diego, California, JMAR Technologies, Inc. San Diego, California, StemCyte, Inc., Covina, California and Sirigen Group Ltd., London, England.