Mary Jo Potter
Mary Jo Potter has been an active entrepreneur and investor for 30 years. Having sold a business to McGraw Hill, she became active in angel investing in Chicago, and upon moving to the Bay Area, she joined Keiretsu Forum. She has invested in a variety of entities, but is now focused on the healthcare sector. Mary Jo is now Managing Partner of Healthcare Angels, a GP in Keiretsu Capital, an LP in Purple Arch Ventures (Northwestern University’s venture fund), and a member of the Band of Angels.
Mary Jo has held executive positions with BDC Advisors, Highperlink, Sibson, Omega, and Oxicon. Her clients have included Kaiser, Partners, Trinity Health, WEBMD, Sutter, and Genentech. She has held or is currently on many boards, including CHW/Dignity, CHI, Christus, UC School of Public Health, Hope Unlimited in Brazil, Hanna Center, Compli, Les Concierges, Jean Paul in France, the National Association of Corporate Directors (Northern California) and Ocular Sciences.
She has a Bachelor’s from Siena Heights University where she also sat on the Board, a Master’s from Northwestern University where she is currently on the School of Education and Social Policy Board, and has done an Executive program at Stanford in India. She is a member of Women Corporate Directors, the International Women’s Forum, and the National Association of Corporate Directors. In her ‘spare” time, Mary Jo enjoys tennis, cooking, travelling wherever airplanes fly, and working with disadvantaged young people.