Mary Jo Potter
CEO & Managing Director - Healthcare Angels
Mary Jo Potter has been an active entrepreneur and investor for 30 years. Having sold a company to McGraw Hill, she became active in angel investing in Chicago, and upon moving to the Bay Area, she joined Keiretsu Forum, where she has been a member for 18 years. 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), LP in Portfolia, and a member of Band of Angels and HealthTech Capital.
Mary Jo has held executive positions with Highperlink, Sibson/Segal, Omega, and Oxicon/McGraw Hill. Her clients have included Kaiser, Partners, Trinity Health, WEBMD, Sutter, and Genentech. She has held or is currently on many boards, including CHW/Dignity/Common Spirit, CHI, Christus, UC School of Public Health, Hope Unlimited in Brazil, GTU, Hanna Center, Compli, Les Concierges, Jean Paul in France, NACD (NCAL), Ocular Sciences/Cooper, International Women’s Forum, and Northwestern University School of Social Policy.
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 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.