John is the Founding Partner at Argo Pond. Prior to launching the consultancy, he spent 20 years as an emergency physician and scientist at the University of Michigan. He left academia to launch Akadeum Life Sciences, a venture-backed life science tool company, in 2014. Most recently he oversaw the incubation programs and early stage investment portfolio at the University City Science Center in Philadelpia.
John is passionate about the role of early stage biotechnology companies as an engine for for improving human health. At Argo Pond, he combines his clinical experience with deep understanding and statistical and quantitative methods to help life science clients understand the potential of their ideas and their value to customers and investors.