jim-talanoJim Talano is co-founder and Managing Director of Southwest Florida Research, a site research organization dedicated to providing medical research opportunities for Southwest Florida physicians and their patients, and he is co-founder & Administrative Director of the Southwest Institute for Cardiovascular Fitness and Treatment. Jim is presently serving as President-Elect of the Board of Directors of the Western Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Jim has been a healthcare and technology focused entrepreneur his entire career. Early on under the auspices of large healthcare organizations, consulting firms and software companies and then later with a series of independent ventures. His passion is taking a business idea, exploring it and then if opportunity is there, nurturing it to success.

Specialties: Business opportunity investigation, strategic planning, business development, financial analysis, financial management, branding, technology application, healthcare, managed care, information technology, quality management.