John Arensmeyer

Small Business Majority

John Arensmeyer is the founder and CEO of Small Business Majority, a national small business organization and leading advocate for comprehensive healthcare reform. Small Business Majority conducts extensive research into small business healthcare needs and organizes small businesses across the country to support healthcare reform. The organization uses its research and its small business network to advocate for healthcare reform on the national level through its Washington, DC office.

Prior to starting Small Business Majority, John was the founder and CEO of ACI Interactive, an award-winning international e-commerce company. Information Week named ACI’s signature product one of the nation’s top 100 e-business innovations, and the company was cited by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the top 100 fastest growing private companies in the Bay Area. Earlier, John was the chief operating officer of a pioneering multimedia business, and was an attorney in New York. He also worked in national and municipal politics, including three years as an aide to Mayor Bill Green of Philadelphia.

John received his J.D. from Rutgers University, where he was associate editor of the Law Review, and his B.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a frequent speaker on small business policy issues and is a regular guest on TV and radio, including The CBS Evening News, NPR’s Marketplace, and MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews. John recently served on a panel at the White House summit on healthcare reform.