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Electrifying Growth Episode 15: Innovation and Disruption is in his Blood with A.J. Loiacono

Managing Partner and host Chris Sugden sits down with Capital Rx CEO A.J. Loiacono for Episode 15 of Electrifying Growth, Innovation and Disruption is in his Blood.


Proper mentorship is a key fundamental piece for driving the success of a company.

AJ Loiacono, CEO of Capital Rx, shared his insights and experiences in building a successful healthcare company and emphasized the importance of mentorship in driving personal and professional growth, while fostering innovation. 

Types of Mentors

According to AJ, there are various kinds of mentors: the unwilling mentor, the invisible mentor, the formal mentor, the passive mentor, and the best mentor.  Mentors can take many forms, and mentorship is not always a formal or structured relationship. AJ emphasized that mentors can often spot untapped potential in individuals and play a significant role in helping them unleash their capabilities.

Unleashing Mentee Potential

AJ highlighted the pivotal role a mentor played in his career, particularly when he found himself entering the complex payer space. Recognizing the knowledge gap, he sought guidance from a colleague with expertise in the field, making her his mentor. This decision proved invaluable as AJ moved his desk next to his mentor's, attentively listening to her conversations and observing her approach. This intentional proximity allowed him to absorb invaluable knowledge, skills, and techniques daily.

Capital Rx

AJ's current endeavor, Capital Rx, aims to modernize the healthcare infrastructure. They recently launched Judi, the industry's first cloud-native enterprise pharmacy platform. Recognizing the inefficiencies and lack of transparency in the healthcare system, AJ seeks to transform patient and employer experiences. By integrating various workflows, reducing administrative overhead, and fostering actionable insights, Capital Rx provides a more affordable, efficient, and patient-centric healthcare ecosystem.

AJ's own journey is a testament to the power of mentorship and the role it plays in fostering innovation. As we navigate our own careers and entrepreneurial endeavors, we should actively seek guidance from mentors and mentors-to-be, recognizing that this partnership can take many forms. 

Regardless of the mentor you choose, the guidance and knowledge they provide will shape your journey and bring you one step closer to your fullest potential. AJ Loiacono's story is a compelling reminder that mentorship is so much more than a support system. It has the power to electrifying growth and transform lives, both personally and professionally.

Chris is Managing Partner and Chairman of the firm's investment committee. He has been on both sides of the table as a successful entrepreneur. His experience includes leading sales, product, finance, business strategy and capital formation.