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. Ofenloch 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 and 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 four children, with a fifth child on the way. He enjoys spending time with his children, coaching Little League baseball, attending Texas Longhorns sporting events, and getting exercise in Austin’s great outdoors.
With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, CFO Jim Teppen joined Gibraltar from Ernst & Young’s Financial Services’ performance improvement advisory practice. Drawing on his specialty in finance management, he assisted 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. 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.
James S.B. Whittenburg has 20 years of experience that combines executive leadership with legal and financial expertise.
Prior to joining SunTree Snack Foods, James served in several key roles at HealthTronics, Inc., a market-leading medical device and healthcare services company. As general counsel and senior vice president for development, he negotiated mergers and led key operational initiatives. He then managed various corporate divisions before taking the reins as president and CEO. During his tenure in that role, he doubled the company’s earnings and oversaw a successful strategic sale of the business. Prior to joining HealthTronics, James spent several years as an attorney in private practice, concentrating on public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.
James received his BBA and MBA degrees from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and his J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (non-practicing).
Scott Winicour began his finance career as an account executive in 1995 at the predecessor to GBC, Gibraltar Financial Corporation. Earning his way up from the ground floor—learning the sales, credit, operations and underwriting processes—Scott took over the day-to-day operations of GFC in 2005. He sits on the GBC credit committee and is active in a variety of industry organizations, including the Turnaround Management Association, International Factoring Association and Commercial Financial Association. Scott is also a regular speaker and has published several articles for the International Factoring Association. He serves on the board of directors for the Cancer Wellness Center, a non-profit organization that provides free psychological, emotional and social support to cancer patients and their families.
Regarding his relationship with Satori, Scott shared, “It’s great to have support from former operators who have walked in our shoes and truly appreciate what we—as a company, as professionals, as individuals—are doing on a day-to day basis in order to grow.”