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John Marotta, is the former CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder of Emerge Medical. Raising $25 million in capital, he led the company to an acquisition by Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) in 2014. At Cardinal, John served as vice president & operating partner. Prior to Cardinal, he worked for Johnson & Johnson and DePuy Synthes. John is an active advisor to the Blackstone Entrepreneur Network and a board member of ExsoMed Medical. John also mentors entrepreneurs at Denver Start-Up Week and the University of Denver. A member of the Quarterly Forum, he has a passion for giving back to the community, serving previously as a board advisor to the Salvation Army. An Eagle Scout, avid mountaineer and active member of the Colorado Mountain Club, John enjoys volunteering at Big City Mountaineers as well as Food Bank of the Rockies. He earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s from the University of Dayton. He holds a Black Belt in LEAN Six Sigma. John is a dual citizen of Italy and the United States. John is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.