Mr. Murray is a Founding Partner of PARMA and
serves as the firm's managing partner. Mr. Murray leverages his
skills and experience in operations performance improvement,
finance and Healthcare to both improve healthcare
organizations and companies as well as to guide the development
new ventures both in the US and the Caribbean. Mr. Murray was a
management consultant and personal advisor to Ruben J. King-Shaw
Jr. COO of The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Mr. Murray has deployed his skills to assist diverse clients
including, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid several state
healthcare agencies, long term care organizations, Medicare
contractors, DME companies, and Medicare managed care companies.
Mr. Murray has also worked with the nations of Trinidad &
Tobago and Jamaica.
Mr. Murray has worked with private equity investors to
provide them with federal regulatory and reimbursement analysis.
Mr. Murray has worked with Medicare contractors as a strategic
advisor on Medicare Contractor Reform. Mr. Murray successfully
worked with the State of Connecticut to formulate and implement a
strategy that ultimately led to the State of Connecticut being
included in a national healthcare quality pilot run by CMS. Mr.
Murray has also served as an advisor to the state of New
Hampshire’s Department of Human Services where he advised
them on Medicare reform. Mr. Murray has served as a government
relations consultant to several Medicare managed care and DME
companies. Mr. Murray has worked with several healthcare entities
to improve their operational performance and to ensure compliance
with Federal regulations. Mr. Murray has utilized behavioral
change methodologies in conjunction with business process
improvement techniques to address challenges faced by his clients
and to create lasing improvement and change.
Mr. Murray was a leader of an initiative that successfully
developed a healthcare system transformation roadmap for the
nation of Trinidad & Tobago. Mr. Murray lead an engagement
for the country of Jamaica that identified the challenges that
Jamaica has in collecting and reporting vital statistics, Mr.
Murray’s team developed an implementation plan to address
the challenges.. While at CMS Mr. Murray assessed the degree to
which CMS senior executive leadership and current business
operations were aligned with the administrative agenda. Mr.
Murray designed a performance improvement strategy for CMS to
create lasting change through a combination of organizational
realignment, process improvement, and leadership development.
Furthermore, Mr. Murray was influential in creating a model that
emphasized the importance of addressing organizational elements
when focusing on improving clinical quality measures.
In addition to PARMA Mr. Murray has held leadership
positions at Resource Management Corporation, IBM, Pitney Bowes,
Dean Witter Capital Markets Group, and the TGC Group.
Mr. Murray holds a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations
from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance & Marketing
from The University of Chicago. He was the past chair of the
Westchester Cornell ILR association, is a member of the Human
Resource Advisory Board to Cornell and is a past member of the
Cornell University Trustee Council.
Mr. Murray is married to Carolyn Longmore Murray and has
two children James R. Murray III and Taylor A. Murray. Mr. Murray
is an exercise enthusiast, avid sailor and youth hockey