Entrepreneur and Advisor
John Engels is a founder and investor focused on new technology development and commercialization. John founded AxoGen (NASDAQ:AXGN, Russell 2000), a leading medical technology company dedicated to peripheral nerve repair. John started his career at CACM, a boutique investment banking firm. John is a Board member of MMI, a private robotic microsurgery company bringing super dexterity to microsurgery; BioFlorida, the voice of Florida’s life sciences industry; and Oxicool, a privately-held company providing disruptive cooling technologies. John is on the advisory board of ECM Therapeutics, providing regenerative medicine through natural biomaterials; and UF Innovate, supporting an innovation ecosystem at the University of Florida. He holds a MBA in Management and Operations from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Chicago.
Session Title: Future Aiming
Session Description: How do we claim our strengths in life? How do we review and revise expectations of ourselves? Many have seen or used good strategy in organizations and know how powerful it can be. Or, alternatively, have seen how the lack of it could be problematic. Being strategic can be a powerful guide in our personal lives too. This talk will explore consistently making core directional choices that move us towards our hoped-for future.
Track: Organizational Growth