John Zutter, Director, Dundon Capital Partners
John Zutter serves as Chairman and CEO of Employer Direct Healthcare. In addition to his role at Employer Direct, John serves as a Partner at Dundon Capital Partners, Employer Direct’s majority owner, where he is responsible for private equity and venture capital investment activities. Prior to his current roles, John served as an Executive Vice President at Santander Consumer USA and a Vice President at J.P. Morgan in New York. John earned his Bachelors in Political Science from Colgate University and lives in Dallas, Texas.
Jerry Devries, Director, Texo Ventures
Jerry has over 20 years of experience leading, operating, and investing in innovative healthcare startups, so he knows what it takes to launch and build a company. He provides the kind of guidance that only comes from many lessons learned as a seasoned entrepreneur and investor. As an investor, he doesn’t expect entrepreneurs to have all the answers but rather the prudence to realize when they don’t. He collaborates with TEXO’s entrepreneurs on all tasks critical to commercializing innovative healthcare technologies — from navigating the regulatory approval process to designing and implementing complex marketing initiatives. Jerry focuses on Medical Devices & Diagnostics, Health IT and Technology-Enabled Health Services. He currently sits on the board of TEXO portfolio companies Wenzel Spine, OrthoKinematics, Alafair and IsoStem. Jerry also sits on the board of the Busby Foundation, an organization focused on helping Central Texas ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or “Lou Gehrig’s disease”) patients and their families as they fight this disease.