FOUNDER & CEO
Jim Valenzuela is a native of Tucson, Arizona and a 1984 graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation Jim worked in the securities and real estate industries, both in Tucson and Phoenix. In 1990 he accepted a position as an Executive Assistant to a Member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Maricopa County is one of the largest Counties in the United States and while in this role he developed an interest in healthcare delivery systems. In 1991 he accepted a position with the Southwest Harvard Group (SHG) and brought both his real estate and political acumen to SHG in their role of providing resolution/brokerage services to the Resolution Trust Company.
In 1992 he was named as Founding Executive Director of Medical Professionals of Arizona (MedPro). MedPro is one of the largest multi-specialty physician organizations in Arizona, consisting of approximately 300 physicians and a support staff of approximately 200. Responsibilities included the implementation of policy and budget issues as directed by the MedPro Board of Directors, coordination of public affairs, development of business/contractual strategies and management of the day-to-day affairs of the corporation. He was the only non-doctoral degreed shareholder in the company. In his role as Executive Director he brought together his skills in healthcare delivery systems, politics, real estate and business administration to lead the organization to a leading role in Arizona physician affairs. In 1998, he left MedPro to pursue other opportunities that ultimately led to the founding of V’s Barbershops in 1999.