Leadership

Brian Kieser, Founding Partner

Brian Kieser, CPA is the Founding Partner of Fountainhead Investment Partners. In this role, he serves as the senior portfolio manager of the firm's private fund investment strategy. Kieser founded Fountainhead originally as an angel fund in 2014, transitioning to a venture capital firm in September 2015.

Kieser is also the founder of Nvision Biomedical Technologies, a spinal medical technologies company based in San Antonio. He has more than 10 years of experience working in the healthcare industry as a CFO and successful entrepreneur. Prior to his healthcare career, Kieser served as the CFO for manufacturing and wholesale distribution companies and was an auditor at KPMG.

 

Bryan Leavitt, Managing Partner

Bryan Leavitt joined Fountainhead Investment Partners in 2020 and is responsible for both deal generation and portfolio management of Fountainhead investments.

Leavitt brings significant expertise in growing businesses to Fountainhead Investment Partners with leadership and business development roles that include CEO, Senior VP, and General Manager. In addition to his prior leadership roles, he has 15 years of experience in the private equity arena and most recently focused on business development.

 

David R. Farmer, Operating Partner

David Farmer joined Fountainhead Investment Partners in May 2020 as an Operating Partner and brings significant experience across a number of industries but primarily in the energy industry. Farmer has also worked with companies ranging from multi-billion market capitalizations to conceptualization and startup. During his career, he has proven to be very skilled at leading the development and execution of viable growth strategies while always maintaining a focus on cash flow.

Farmer has held board and executive roles at industry bell weathers including Schlumberger and Parker Drilling. At Fountainhead, he will be tasked with deal origination and leadership as well as helping to diversify Fountainhead’s investment portfolio.

 

 

Bern Leonard, Operating Executive

Bern Leonard joined Fountainhead Investment Partners in July 2020 as an Operating Executive. In this role, he focuses on deal origination and due diligence of potential portfolio companies.

The breadth of expertise that Leonard adds is externsive with knowlege encompassing numerous industries including private equity, manufacturing, oilfield services, professional services, real estate, and engineering-procurement-construction. In addition, he has played key roles in identifying and acquiring companies for a private equity owned portfolio while making sure integration was a seamless process.

 

Lorena Kieser, Business Development

Lorena Kieser joined Fountainhead Investment Partners in July 2020 to elevate the firm’s deal origination efforts. She is no stranger to the world of privately held companies and sourcing capital, having founded her own medical sales company, BlackBird Medical, in 2010. Additionally, she has held key leadership roles inside Nvsion Biomedical Technologies as the company transitioned from an angel-funded start-up to a leading manufacturer of medical devices and implants.

Kieser is heavily engaged in the San Antonio community and is the current President of the Board of Trustees for the Make-A-Wish Foundation San Antonio Chapter.