James E. Nugent CPA, CMA, CIRA

Managing Director, Huron Consulting Group

James Nugent is a Managing Director with Huron Consulting Group. He has nearly 30 years of experience providing business and financial advisory, transaction, investigative, restructuring and performance improvement services. Mr. Nugent has substantial experience in the healthcare industry assisting health systems, hospitals, physician practices, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers and other healthcare service providers with complex business and restructuring decisions and related implementation plans. Mr. Nugent has advised companies, bondholders and lenders, equity investors and creditors. In addition to business consulting experience, he has served as chief restructuring officer (CRO) and chief financial officer (CFO) in an interim management capacity for healthcare providers and other companies during times of transition.

Mr. Nugent has advised and assisted numerous healthcare clients and other clients across various industries in complex M&A transactions, restructuring, investigative, valuation and business planning engagements. He has a proven ability to lead and assist clients in restructuring and turnaround situations, evaluate transaction issues and opportunities and lead negotiations in various matters to achieve his clients goals.

Mr. Nugent's extensive experience in the healthcare industry includes advising over 125 healthcare clients. Mr. Nugents experience includes merger and affiliation evaluations and negotiations, business and financial planning, operational and debt restructuring, lender negotiations, financings, performance improvement, operations assessments, cost reduction plans, market and financial feasibility studies, due diligence, valuations, M&A transactions, and post-merger integration plans.

Prior to joining Huron Consulting Group, Mr. Nugent was a Senior Managing Director at Mesirow Financial Consulting focused on restructuring and healthcare business consulting. Prior to that, Mr. Nugent held senior positions in the Corporate Recovery Practice of KPMG LLP and the Healthcare Practice of KPMG Consulting.

Mr. Nugent's education and certifications include:

    • Master of Business Administration, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
    • Bachelor of Science, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
    • Certified Public Accountant (Register in Illinois)
    • Certified Management Accountant
    • Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor