John Silva is an entrepreneur and investor with international leadership experience in emerging markets and emerging technology, focused on life-saving solutions. He is a founding executive at Tufts Health Plan's New Business Development unit, executing corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic investments. In an advisory capacity, he advises funds, corporations and foundations.
Previously, he worked with ReMed Life Sciences, developing regenerative medicine products for autoimmune diseases in Japan and China, and iRobot Corporation in the US, launching new life-saving robotic solutions. Prior to that, he worked in investment management for the Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan and for Millhouse Capital, a multi-family office in the UK and Russia. He founded Cambridge Executive Academy, acquired by Global Novations.
Silva served in the US Marine Corps as a US Secret Service Attaché at The White House, serving on 25+ international missions in support of the President of the United States, and was awarded the Presidential Service Badge. He also served in Special Operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He completed his bachelor's degree with honors in Classics from Harvard University.
He has written or been quoted in a range of international media, including the Boston Globe, Bloomberg, MIT Entrepreneurship Review, Mainichi Shimbun, Le Courrier, and Medtech Boston.