John provides operational expertise thanks to his experience as business manager for a medical device distributorship and site manager for a manufacturing and distribution plant. He leads the manufacturing, operations, budgeting and supports organizational growth of StartBox LLC. He created the business model, conceptual plans and provided oversight for the development of the patient safety convenience kit. John holds a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He served multiple times on active-duty and continues to serve as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
An evaluation of 487 orthopedic surgery procedures with the StartBox System identified 17 near miss events that could have led to the occurrence of a wrong-site surgery. The use of the System resulted in the occurrence of zero wrong site surgeries.