John Ofenloch* has more than 20 years of technology management experience with a focus on telecommunications, internet services, and integrated optic manufacturing industries.
He has served in senior management roles at a photonics component manufacturing company, where he had overall responsibility for strategic planning, general accounting, treasury, budgeting, financial reporting, and investor relations. John has held senior management roles at CAH, a holding company that controls telecommunications operating divisions and subsidiaries in the U.S. Virgin Islands including a local telephone company, a cable company, and a wireless company, as well as Pacific Crossing Limited, a company that operates a trans-Pacific, sub-sea network providing a vital link between the U.S. and Asia.
John holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Auburn University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Southern Methodist University. He lives in Dallas with his wife, Melanie, and one daughter.
*John is an investor in Ranger and other Satori investments.
Britt Peterson became involved in the medical supply industry as a sales representative for his father’s medical supply company. Britt founded Longhorn Health Solutions with a purpose of supplying medical products to the underserved market he had come to know and understand with consideration and empathy. He founded the company on the core emotional premise that “we treat every patient as if they are our own grandparents.” Britt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.
Britt and his wife, Kelly, have five children. He enjoys spending time with his children, coaching Little League baseball, attending Texas Longhorns sporting events, and getting exercise in Austin’s great outdoors.
Jim Teppen has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He initially joined Wellen — then called Gibraltar Business Capital — as Chief Financial Officer before being named Co-President and then President of Gibraltar Cash Advance. Previously, he served in Ernst & Young’s Financial Services’ performance improvement advisory practice, where he drew on his specialty in finance management to assist banking and capital markets companies with risk and performance improvement. Prior to Ernst & Young, Jim held accounting and finance roles at both ABN AMRO and Transamerica Commercial Finance.
Jim received his B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a chartered financial analyst (CFA) charter holder.
“Satori consistently gives us strategic focus, tools and techniques to understand our competitive landscape as well as the real value we bring to all of our stakeholders. They are helping us break through to be next-level industry and team leaders, while we work smarter, not just harder.” - James Teppen
Jeff Vogel* has more than 25 years of experience with private-label and branded snack food products, having led two nut- and dried fruit-based snack food companies to remarkable growth.
Jeff’s long-term background in consumer products businesses began with a sales and marketing role in his family’s bottled water manufacturing company during college. After graduation, Jeff became regional sales manager for Amport Foods, a producer of dried fruit- and nut-based snacks, and rose quickly through the ranks to become vice president of sales and marketing within six years. During that time, Amport grew in annual revenue from $3 million to $120 million, significantly expanding its customer base in branded, private label, and industrial products, increasing its product offerings from five SKUs to more than 250, building a nationwide sales team, and establishing a worldwide sourcing network across 30 countries. Jeff then served as president of the Amport Foods operating company after it combined with Ann’s House of Nuts to form Flagstone Foods, which grew from approximately $325 million to $700 million in annual revenue during his tenure. After the sale of Flagstone to TreeHouse Foods, Jeff remained president of the Amport business unit and became executive vice president of sales for the TreeHouse snacks division as well as an officer of TreeHouse Foods.
Jeff is the co-founder of Nature’s Earthly Choice, another better-for-you food company. He received his B.S. in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University.
*Jeff is an investor in SunTree and other Satori investments.