James “Jimmy” Ahern is a healthcare investment banker who has served as managing partner and head of capital markets with Laidlaw & Company since 2010. When he isn’t busy advising and securing funding for private and public companies in the healthcare sector with Laidlaw, James “Jim” Ahern enjoys following his favorite National Football League (NFL) team, the New England Patriots.
Fresh off losing running back Dion Lewis in free agency to the Tennessee Titans, the Patriots announced the signing of former Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill. Although he had a disappointing 2017 campaign with only 116 rushing yards and no touchdowns in seven games, Hill was impressive over the previous three seasons.
Originally selected by the Bengals in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Louisiana State University alumnus scored 9 touchdowns as a rookie and rushed for 1,124 yards. The following season, he accumulated 794 rushing yards and led all running backs in touchdowns with 11. He posted similar numbers in 2016 with 839 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns.
James “Jimmy” Ahern draws upon more than 15 years of experience in the finance sector in his role as the head of capital markets at Laidlaw & Company, where he raises capital for private and public health care companies. Outside of his work with Laidlaw, James “Jim” Ahern is a regular supporter of his alma mater, the Northfield Mount Hermon School (NMHS).
An independent school that stresses collaborative and innovative learning, NMHS has a 5-1 student-to-teacher ratio. In addition to ample one-on-one time with professors, NMHS offers unique programs that sets the school apart from others. Here are a few of those programs:
1. College Model Academic Program (CMAP) – CMAP is designed to model the college academic experience in a high school setting. Students are required to take three major courses per semester, and students and teachers rely heavily on in-class discussions and hands-on projects to replicate the experience of college courses.
2. International programs – In addition to a diverse offering of on-campus courses, NMHS maintains programs in which students are expected to learn language, culture, and history in countries such as Brazil, China, France, India, and New Zealand.
3. Partnership of 12 – Every student at NMHS is supported by a group of 12 adults, including coaches, advisors, teachers, and dorm parents. These professionals collaborate to ensure student success in academic, athletic, and social settings.