Satori Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm, today introduced Dr. Kern Wildenthal as an operating partner in the healthcare industry. Wildenthal will assist Satori with identifying, investing in, and accelerating the growth of sustainably run businesses within the healthcare sector.
“We plan to leverage Kern’s extensive operating experience and network of industry relationships to help accelerate the growth of our portfolio companies,” said Sunny Vanderbeck, managing partner of Satori Capital. “His experience leading one of the world’s most reputable medical organizations uniquely qualifies him to partner with management teams of healthcare companies as they face challenges associated with rapid growth.”
Wildenthal is a seasoned executive with a long track record in leading rapidly growing healthcare institutions. He served as president of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for 22 years. During his tenure, the institution more than quintupled in size, and total endowments rose from $40 million to more than $1.4 billion. Wildenthal currently serves as the president of Children’s Medical Center Foundation.