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John P. Groetelaars

Venture Partner

John P. Groetelaars most recently served as president, CEO and a board member at Hillrom from May 2018 until the company’s acquisition by Baxter International, Inc. for $12.4B in December 2021. At Hillrom, he had enterprise responsibility for a global healthcare technology company with $3B in revenue and more than 10,000 employees. John led a transformation of Hillrom’s business, successfully launching a new connected-care strategy and vision, growing the portfolio, and driving record financial performance. In addition, he championed and actively led diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging initiatives across the company, which led to record levels of employee engagement, and external recognition from DiversityInc, Forbes, and many other organizations. Prior to joining Hillrom, John held executive roles at Becton Dickinson and C.R. Bard. Earlier in his career, John held international leadership positions at Boston Scientific Corporation and positions in general management, marketing, business development, and sales with Guidant and Eli Lilly. John earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University, and an MBA from Columbia University.