Episode 30

John Rivers on Faith in Entrepreneurship

Sep 13, 2021

Jeff Shafer, CEO of CommonGood Capital, is joined by John Rivers, Founder of Four Rivers Smokehouse and CEO of 4Roots, to chat about his transition from a 20 year career in healthcare to the food service industry, how a fundraiser for a little girl with cancer blossomed into a successful restaurant business, the power of faith in entrepreneurship, the future of 4Roots and the 40-acre farm campus planned for downtown Orlando, his passion for soil education, and much more.

A New Lens with CommonGood Capital
A New Lens with CommonGood Capital
#30 - John Rivers on Faith in Entrepreneurship
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John Rivers
Founder and Head Chef of 4 Rivers Smokehouse, CEO of 4 Roots
Owner and head chef of 4 Rivers Smokehouse and restaurant entrepreneur, John Rivers, is a Jacksonville native and graduate of the Florida State University College of Business. He spent 20 years in the healthcare industry, leading strategic growth and business development efforts with Johnson & Johnson and American Home Products subsidiary, Sherwood Medical, finally becoming President of CuraScript Specialty Distribution, where he managed a $1.4 billion pharmaceutical operation.

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