John Arensmeyer (Moderator)

Founder & CEO
Small Business Majority

John Arensmeyer has used his long experience as a business owner to build Small Business Majority into a nationally recognized small business organization and the leading advocate for public policy issues facing America’s entrepreneurs—particularly healthcare, access to capital, tax reform, retirement/asset building and numerous workforce issues.

John was the founder and CEO of ACI Interactive, an award-winning international e- commerce company. Earlier, he was the chief operating officer of a pioneering multimedia business and an attorney in New York.

In 2009 John served on a panel at the White House summit on healthcare reform. He testifies regularly before congressional committees, and has briefed White House officials and congressional leadership on small business policy issues. He serves as Board Chair for California's Insure the Uninsured Project. He has led a study group at Harvard's Kennedy School of Politics, and has served on the Association for Enterprise Opportunity's Economic Impact Council and Micro Capital Task Force.