James Gera | fusion5

James Gera

Chief Executive Officer

Jim has a proven track record identifying and leading innovative, financially sound, diverse healthcare companies from their startup phase to maturity. 


Jim’s experience includes developing and managing physician group practices and outpatient facilities along with developing managed care companies in Medicare Advantage and Special Needs Plans. While serving as Interim Chief Operating Officer for the third-largest fertility center in the United States, Jim helped increase revenue by more than 60%, initiated a 250%+ market growth strategy, and led expansions into China, Mexico, and Europe. As the Senior Vice President of Marketing for a Medicare Advantage plan, Jim successfully implemented operations in three states and grew membership by 300% while maintaining a 99% retention rate.


Over the past six years, Jim has focused on programs and opportunities within health reform, including the Affordable Care Act and programs initiated by the Centers of Medicare/Medicaid Innovation Center (CMMI). In addition, Jim has served as a Chairperson for several CMMI grant reviews.


Jim received his MBA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.