Executive intrapreneur turned digital health entrepreneur, John Reites's career includes 18+ years leading global drug development, clinical research and decentralized trials for life science organizations. As CEO of THREAD, he lead efforts to change the way clinical research is conducted focused on decentralized approaches, enabling the use of the company's one platform for conducting modern research studies and leading partnerships with THREAD's customers. After launching and growing THREAD, the company was acquired in 2019 by JLL Partners and Water Street with strategic investment for continued growth and focus on accelerating drug development for our customers. Named one of the Top 100 Influencers in Digital Health, Reites also provides expertise and execution experience in digital health, clinical trials and decentralized, remote, virtual, community-based clinical research. Reites enjoys being a keynote speaker at global industry events, a guest lecturer at Duke University on digital health/innovation/entrepreneurship and a published author featured in various conferences, journals, articles and media outlets.