Dr. Jim Stephenson, the “Profit Preacher” believes in generating enthusiasm and motivating his audience to become better at personal fulfillment through successful practice ownership.

He enjoys sharing his business and practice experience and expertise earned since 1979 as founder and owner of two successful hospitals in the Northeast and owner of Simmons & Associates Northeast since 1993.  He shares his acquired knowledge and specialty in practice ownership transition with sellers and buyers as a trusted advisor and colleague.   Jim continues to apply himself in the pursuit of excellence in the arena as a practice transition specialist as a charter member of VetPartners, where he is an active committee member of the practice valuations committee and was heavily involved in development of the No-Lo Threat Advisory Worksheet.

Jim has presented at local and national meetings, to associates and owners, to VIN members and to student groups as well.  As a practice appraiser, ownership transition and profitability consultant, Jim is available to help educate and motivate the profession in matters of practice finance, ownership feasibility and related professional success and fulfillment.