With 24 years of diverse, entrepreneurial business, and healthcare experience, Paul has a proven track record of delivering results. Senior leadership positions he has held include Founder, CEO, President, Board of Directors, COO and EVP. Paul’s background also includes numerous start-ups, turnarounds, roll-ups, integration of acquired companies, multi-site and state operations, public, private and venture backed financing’s, medical devices, clinical and patient care services, international recruiting & staffing, developing numerous strategic alliances, education and completing over 20 M&A transactions with a combined value in excess of $100 million.
As president of PJ Fitzpatrick Executive Advisory Group, LLC, Paul provides interim and fractional CEO and Board engagements and advisory services to start-ups, early stage and small healthcare services and medical device companies. Among others, Paul serves as CEO and Director of Advanced Catheter Therapies, Inc., (ACT) in Chattanooga, TN, with responsibility for developing and executing the Company’s business model, strategy and raising $3M of capital. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director and Executive Advisor at QuantuMDx Group Limited, a UK-based early stage R&D medical device company. Paul has served as interim Chief Executive Officer and director of NeoMatrix, LLC and as a consultant with Waveland Capital Group LLC where he monitored Waveland Capital Partners’ portfolio companies.
In 2002, he founded and served as President and CEO of I-Medical Staffing, a U.S. based healthcare staffing company that sourced, prepared, and employed highly experienced internationally trained, English-speaking registered nurses for assignments into U.S. healthcare facilities; he executed its merger in 2006 with a large domestic staffing company. Prior to that, Paul was the Executive Vice President and COO and a start-up team member of Healthcare Innovations, Inc., a rehabilitation services company, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions and operations. Paul was responsible for and orchestrated its sale in 2001 to a large publicly traded company. From 1994 to 1997, Paul was a Corporate Vice President at Careline, Inc., an emergency medical services rollup company, which had two public offerings raising $160 million, and was eventually acquired for $358 million. His responsibilities included acquisition due diligence, strategic planning and integration. Prior to that, Paul was founder and president of P.J. Fitzpatrick & Associates, Inc., an emergency medical services consulting firm.
Paul is a graduate of the Daniel Freeman Hospital Paramedic School, earning his board certification as a National Registered Paramedic, and holds a degree in paramedic technology from Northeastern University in Boston, where he served as an adjunct faculty member for 10 years.