Justin Ferrero has served as president and chief financial officer of Sharecare since the company’s founding. Responsible for technology, finance, corporate development, and strategic partnerships since Sharecare’s inception, Ferrero has led the acquisition and integration of 16 companies and raised over $430 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.
Since 2000, 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 over $500 million and has bought, built and integrated approximately 25 companies. 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 completed transactions valued at well over $1 billion in aggregate.