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John J. Arlotta - Owner and Governor

John J. Arlotta


John J. Arlotta

Owner & Governor
John Arlotta is a 1971 graduate of Notre Dame with a BS in Marketing and a minor in Transportation Management.  He was also an Army ROTC graduate, and is a retired Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves. John and his wife Bobbie currently reside in Hilton Head Island, S.C.  He has three children, Mindy, Andy and Jon, and two grandchildren, Devin and Riley.

Upon graduation from Notre Dame, John spent 35 years in the healthcare industry.  He has managed very large companies as well as small companies and has both public and private CEO experience.  His general management experience includes turnarounds and start-ups. He also completed an Initial Public Offering and guided a company through an 18-month hostile takeover.  He sold two healthcare companies and currently works as an advisor for healthcare product and service companies.  On July 1, 2008, he entered the sports management business by purchasing the Minnesota Swarm professional indoor lacrosse franchise,and is now a Governor of the National Lacrosse League (NLL). Since owning the Swarm, Arlotta has collected both Executive of the Year (2009) and General Manager of the Year (2012) honors. John is an active alumnus of the University of Notre Dame where he is a member of the Undergraduate Experience Advisory Council and was the lead donor for Arlotta Stadium, the school's new lacrosse facility.

Mr. Arlotta most recently served as Chairman, President and CEO of Denver based Coram Inc, a privately held provider of home infusion and specialty pharmacy services with $500 million in revenues.  The company recently merged with Apria Healthcare.  Prior to Coram, he served as Chairman and CEO of NeighborCare Inc., a Baltimore based public company (NASDAQ:NCRX) with annual revenues of $1.6 billion.  NeighborCare was in the business of providing pharmaceutical products and services to nursing homes.  John joined NeighborCare in July, 2003 and took the company public in December of that year.  Shortly after going public, NeighborCare became the target of a hostile takeover attempt by its largest competitor, and the company was ultimately sold in July of 2005.  Prior to NeighborCare, from 1995 to 2000, John was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Caremark Rx as well as the President of Caremark’s specialty biotech drug distribution business.  Caremark was a publicly traded (NYSE:CMX) Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) company with revenues that grew from $1 billion to $6 billion during John’s tenure.  From 1986 to 1996, John was the Chairman, President, and CEO of HealthCall Corporation, a Milwaukee based distributor of durable medical equipment and consumable medical supplies for home health care. John started his health care career in 1971 at Chicago based Baxter International.  In his 15 years at Baxter, he held a variety of sales, marketing, and general management positions.  While at Baxter, he started one of the country’s first home care companies, providing IV therapy to chronically ill patients.  He is a recipient of the prestigious Baxter Distinguished Salesman Club Award, and a past member of the Young President’s Organization.