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Announcing Our New CEO

Over the past 6 months, Starling has conducted a nationwide search for a new CEO. There was significant interest in the position, emphasizing the unique opportunity Starling presents. Part of our search criteria was previous experience leading a large multispecialty private practice group. After an intensive process, the im will replace Tracy King, who has served as interim CEO since Dr. Jarrod Post stepped down from the position in May 2019. 

Jim is a seasoned medical group practice executive who brings more than 25 years of diverse leadership experience gained within private medical group, health system, and consulting environments. Notably, over the last decade Jim was the CEO of Pinehurst Medical Clinic (PMC) in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The clinic is a large, independent multispecialty group practice with over 100 providers. PMC offers a broad range of primary and specialty care services. Pinehurst Medical Clinic also offers accredited imaging services, ASGE endoscopy center of excellence, accredited sleep centers, pharmacy, and high complexity laboratory and clinical trials. While at PMC Jim was integral in creating an accountable care network, Pinehurst Accountable Care Network.  Jim has experience negotiating both managed care and value-based contracts and worked closely with local large hospital systems developing infrastructure for physician networks, managed service organizations, and strategic planning initiatives.

Jim received both his BA in Economics and MS in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Starling board is enthusiastic in our support of Jim Faircloth, as his proven leadership encompasses all aspects of physician practice management – network development, acquisitions, recruitment, contracting, compensation plans, operations, financial management, strategic planning, managed care contracting, and accountable care organization development.

We warmly welcome him and anticipate great success under his leadership.



Sarit Patel

Chair, Starling Board of Directors