James A. Castro

Managing Director




Los Angeles, CA


  • B.S., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.S., Healthcare Management & Policy, Brown University


  • Association for Corporate Growth, Los Angeles
  • Orion International Advisors
  • Sustainable Health Communities, 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 operations, corporate strategy, and healthcare policy—to assist healthcare providers in creating enterprise value that prioritizes the patient experience. Implementing value-based care initiatives to reduce the cost of care (e.g., migration from fee-for-service to alternative reimbursement models) while improving patient outcomes (e.g., care coordination) is central to his healthcare investment banking 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 Behavioral Health including 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 University of California, Los Angeles and master’s degree in Healthcare Management & Policy from Brown University.