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Meet The Leadership Team

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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.

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Jeff Estuesta

COO

Jeff creates harmony among all of LegitScript’s departments to deliver exceptional client service and business results. He has more than 20 years of cross-industry experience in public, privately held, and entrepreneurial environments. Prior to LegitScript, Jeff held senior leadership roles at companies including Shelton Turnbull, Port of Vancouver, and Kentrox. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in managerial finance and economics at St. Cloud State University.

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Evan Smith

General Counsel

Evan oversees LegitScript's legal affairs, providing strategic guidance and advising on day-to-day operations. Prior to LegitScript, he spent several years in private practice as a litigator and worked at Providence Health & Services. Evan received his undergraduate degree from Grinnell College and his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law.

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Imelda Khoo

Director of Marketing

Imelda develops the marketing vision at LegitScript and oversees all marketing functions. Prior to LegitScript, Imelda was VP at Aimclear, an integrated marketing agency whose client roster included AirBnB, eBay, and LinkedIn. Her work has been featured in Forbes and her speaking credentials include Search Marketing Expo, the American Marketing Association, and Webmaster Radio’s PPC Rockstars. Imelda holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Derby (UK) and a post-graduate diploma from The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing.

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Michelle Simone

Director of Operations

Michelle heads LegitScript's Operations division and is responsible for the direction, growth, coordination, and profitability of the compliance team. She has worked in the IT/software market for the past 20 years and has specialized in the healthcare space for the past 14 years. Michelle grew up in New York and moved to the West Coast while working at Andersen Consulting. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University at Albany.

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Smita Menon

Director of Product Management

Smita heads LegitScript’s Product Management division and is responsible for process, product, and project functions of the organization. She brings product and process expertise from diverse industries such as fintech, financial investigations, access control, and payments. An alumna of Texas A&M University’s MBA program, Smita has deep experience working with small nonprofit and large Fortune 50 for-profit organizations. She earned her graduate degree in economics and post-graduate degree in systems analysis from the University of Mumbai.

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Troy Liesinger

Director of Engineering

Troy leads engineering and IT at LegitScript. He has worked in the Portland software market for 20 years, building enterprise scale systems in cloud-hosted environments within the ERP, healthcare, and telecommunication markets. Prior to LegitScript, Troy worked as an engineer and leader at companies including SAP, Sage, and ARRIS. Troy holds a bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Oregon.

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Emily Emanuel

Strategic Advisor

Emily supports and advises LegitScript in achieving its strategic vision. She assists the CEO and senior leadership team in defining and carrying out the major strategic initiatives that will carry the company toward its multi-year vision. 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 bachelor’s in Spanish and speech pathology from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in speech pathology from Northeastern University.

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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 Workplaces” in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

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