The CEO of Brightstar Innovations Group, LLC, John J. Bartrum, is a Capitol Hill veteran and retired federal Senior Executive Service career official with over 30 years of federal appropriations, healthcare, life science, defense, veterans and regulatory experience. An Air Force Brigadier General, John is the Reserve Mobilization Assistant to the Air Force Deputy Surgeon General. In his previous federal positions, he advised both parties in the majority as a senior professional staffer to the US House Appropriations Committee from 2009 to 2017. In this role, he was responsible for policy and funding issues relating to the National Institutes of Health and its 27 institutes, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency, among others; and the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector more broadly. John previously served in the National Security Division of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Executive Office of the President, responsible for advising on key activities in the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, including wartime supplemental requests for medical, research and healthcare operations.