James A. Castro

Managing Director




Los Angeles, CA


  • B.S., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.S., Healthcare Management & Policy, Brown University
  • M.S., Global Healthcare, Oxford University (In Process)


  • Assoc. for Corporate Growth, Los Angeles
  • Orion International Advisors
  • Santa Monica College Foundation, Board Member
"I couldn’t imagine a more impactful time to assist healthcare providers in transitioning to value-based care. We view our patient-centric approach to healthcare investment banking as our contribution to the transformation of our healthcare system.”

James leverages his diversified professional background—spanning corporate finance, healthcare strategy, and healthcare policy—to assist healthcare providers in creating sustainable enterprise value prioritizing patient outcomes. Implementing value-based care initiatives designed to reduce the cost of care (e.g., migration from fee-for-service to alternative reimbursement models) while improving patient outcomes is central to his differentiated approach.

Prior to joining FocalPoint, James led Strategy and Corporate Development for a specialized orthopedic care organization and, separately, a full-service reproductive care company (i.e., medical practice, assisted reproductive technologies, cryo-storage, and surgery center). James also has expertise in Physician Practice Management, Outsourced Pharma and Behavioral Health (e.g., Autism Care, Sub-Acute Mental Health, Acute Psychiatric Hospitals, Substance Use Disorder, and Addiction Treatment). He began his corporate finance career as an investment banker with Houlihan Lokey and its affiliated private equity division, Century Park Capital Partners. James is recognized with the following distinctions: Winner of Turnaround Consultant of the Year (2016); Winner of Emerging Leaders Award “40 Under 40” (2016); and Los Angeles Business Journal – Most Influential M&A Advisors (2013). He received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the UCLA, master’s degree in Healthcare Leadership (Healthcare Management & Policy) from Brown University, and is completing a master’s degree in Global Healthcare from Oxford University (Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences in partnership with Saïd Business School).