James (Jim) Ahern has served as managing partner and head of capital markets at Laidlaw & Company UK Ltd. since 2010. Outside of his responsibilities at Laidlaw, James Ahern enjoys cheering on his favorite football team, the New England Patriots.
Key departures in the 2019 off-season have led the New England Patriots to bring in new talent to fill its coaching ranks. One significant name to leave the team was defensive coordinator Brian Flores, who left to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Former Patriots linebacker and captain Jerod Mayo will step in to offset at least some of these coaching losses, according to a team announcement made in March.
Mayo garnered a reputation over his eight season with the Patriots as an on-field extension of head coach Bill Belichick. He will now rejoin the team as a special defensive assistant, with reports indicating that he will work with the team’s linebacking corps.
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.
A managing partner and head of capital markets with Laidlaw & Company, James “Jimmy” Ahern leverages over a decade of investment banking experience in raising capital for public and private companies in the healthcare sector. Outside of his professional pursuits with Laidlaw & Company, James “Jim” Ahern is a passionate fan of the National Football League’s (NFL) New England Patriots.
The Patriots finished the 2017 regular season with a win-loss record of 13-3 and produced the second-most points in the league. While quarterback Tom Brady was instrumental in leading the team’s offense, it also received a significant contribution from running back Dion Lewis, who finished the year as the team’s leading rusher with a career-best 896 yards to go along with six touchdowns. He also had 214 yards receiving on 32 receptions, three of which were touchdowns.
Beyond the impressive individual statistics, Lewis became only the third Patriot ever to win both a Special Teams Player and Offensive Player of the Week award. The 27-year-old native of Brooklyn, New York earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance returning kicks during the team’s 41-16 win over the Denver Broncos on November 12. Six weeks later, he earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week after taking advantage of injuries to fellow New England running backs James White and Rex Burkhead to play in 51 snaps and record a career-high 129 rushing yards and 24 receiving yards. He also scored a rushing and receiving touchdown. Julian Edelman and Doug Flutie are the only other two Patriots to win both awards.
As a managing partner for Laidlaw & Company, James “Jim” Ahern advises and raises capital for public and private healthcare companies. When he isn’t busy working for Laidlaw, James “Jimmy” Ahern enjoys following his favorite National Football League (NFL) team, the New England Patriots.
The Patriots became the first NFL team to overcome a 25-point deficit in the Super Bowl when the team rallied to beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in 2016 and now the franchise has established another first. The Patriots recently bought a pair of 767 Boeing wide-body jets and, in doing so, became the first NFL team to purchase its own air transportation. The planes were purchased in the summer of 2017 and will be used by the team to fly to games throughout the upcoming season. First-class seats with reclining capability were added throughout the plane, while the exterior is decorated with the Patriots logo and five Lombardi trophies.
An ESPN source indicated that the planes are extended range, meaning they can fly nonstop for up to 12 hours. Depending on their condition, 767 Boeing planes can cost upwards of $65 million, while a brand-new one can be worth as much as $200 million. The decision to buy the planes stems from recent announcements from major airlines that they would soon be retiring the bigger planes used to accommodate NFL teams. Last year, American Airlines cut ties with six NFL teams, two of which began using Miami Air, a charter-only airline.