Meet The Founders

Making the Internet a safer, more transparent place,
one website at a time.

John Horton

John Horton

President & CEO

John sets LegitScript’s overall strategy and oversees its execution. He founded LegitScript in 2007, after working for five years as a drug policy advisor in the White House, where he helped the Drug Czar coordinate national policy on prescription drug abuse, methamphetamine and chemical diversion. He previously worked as a prosecutor and legal counsel to the Oregon House Judiciary Committee. John lived for several years in Tokyo, where he worked in the finance industry and pursued a Master’s degree in International Law.

Emily Emanuel

Emily Emanuel

Chief Operating Officer

Emily transforms LegitScript’s strategic vision into operational reality. Her role includes strategic planning, resource allocation, and employee happiness. Emily has been with the company since its founding and has worn many hats along the way. Prior to LegitScript, she was a speech pathologist working with varying patient populations. Emily holds a B.A. in Spanish and Speech Pathology from the University of Connecticut and a M.S. in Speech Pathology from Northeastern University.

Thilo Rusche

Thilo Rusche

Chief Technology Officer

Thilo sets the technical direction of the company, ensuring that our architecture scales with increasing demand and expanding responsibilities. He designed and built the first version of the LegitScript's production platform.

Previously, he helped grow an early stage text messaging company to a highly successful exit, and dabbled in a variety of other startups as co-founder or technical employee #1. Thilo holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Software Engineering.

Parker

Parker

Treat Procurement Specialist

Parker is a chocolate lab motivated by treats and affection. She had a brief stint in PR, but now spends her days patrolling the kitchen and finding sunny spots for naps. Dislikes: skateboards and vacuums.

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LegitScript was named one of the “Top 100 Workplaces” in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

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