John L Warden, Jr. is Managing Director, Biovista, Inc. In this role, John is responsible for developing partnerships with pharma companies and the orphan disease community. John has over 20 years of experience in starting and growing companies. He began his career in telecom with a company he co-founded in New York City, which was absorbed by America Online where he worked to build out their domestic and international dial-up network. After leaving AOL, John joined GTA, a defense contractor seeking civilian applications for their portfolio of IP. He raised funds to further develop and create a market for the company’s chemical technologies. To date, GTA has returned a manyfold return of $80mm net to investors. Mr. Warden has a BA in mathematics from the University of Virginia.