Justin Ferrero has served as president of Sharecare, the digital health company helping people manage all their health in one place, since the company’s founding in October 2010. For the past 15 years, Ferrero has worked day-to-day with serial entrepreneur Jeff Arnold, Sharecare’s chairman and chief executive officer, overseeing all matters related to finance and corporate development for Arnold’s businesses. During this time, Ferrero has raised close to a half billion dollars and has bought, integrated and built nearly 20 businesses.
As president of Sharecare, Ferrero is responsible for technology, finance, corporate development and strategic partnerships. Since Sharecare’s inception, Ferrero has led the acquisition and integration of nine companies and raised over $180 million in financing to help drive Sharecare’s long-term growth strategy. He is also responsible for managing the company’s ongoing relationships with the financial community and is the principal interface with Sharecare’s board of directors on all financial matters.
Before joining Sharecare, Ferrero was executive vice president and chief financial officer for HowStuffWorks, a leading, non-fiction website providing high-quality content, where he managed operations, finance and corporate development. While there, Ferrero secured over $150 million in financing, executed all strategic partnerships and ultimately helped orchestrate the sale of the business to Discovery Communications. Before HowStuffWorks, Ferrero was a partner and founding member of The Convex Group, a media and technology holding company that owned HowStuffWorks until its sale to Discovery.
Prior to The Convex Group, Ferrero was a partner with the Conseco Private Capital Group, where he gained extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate organization and governance. During his tenure in private equity, Ferrero served as a generalist and invested over $1 billion of principal, primarily through preferred stock and mezzanine financings.