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 medical device and biologics manufacturer 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 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 Executive

David Farmer joined Fountainhead Investment Partners in May 2020 as an Operating Executive 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 skilled at leading the development and execution of viable growth strategies while always focusing on cash flow.

Farmer has held board and executive roles at industry bell weathers, including Schlumberger and Parker Drilling. At Fountainhead, he is 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.

Leonard's expertise is extensive with knowledge encompassing numerous industries, including private equity, manufacturing, oilfield services, professional services, real estate, and engineering-procurement-construction. He has also played key roles in identifying and acquiring companies for a private equity owned portfolio while making sure integration was a seamless process.


Ivan Madrigal, Operating Executive 

Ivan Madrigal joined Fountainhead Investment Partners in October 2020 as an Operating Executive. In this role, he helps lead Fountainhead’s deal pursuit efforts in the building and construction industry as well as participate in transaction advisory across the firm.
Madrigal is the owner and CEO of Builder’s Choice, a Houston-based building and construction supply company. Prior to Builder’s Choice, he held several leadership and consulting roles for Fortune 500 companies, including post-merger integration roles ranging from $20 million to $1 billion.


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 Nvision Biomedical Technologies as the company transitioned from an angel-funded startup 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.


Michael Cobble, M.D., Investment Team

Dr. Cobble joined Fountainhead Investment Partners in December 2020 and will participate in deal origination in the healthcare, environmental, and industrial industries. Having served as Chief Medical Officer with two prior organizations, Dr. Cobble brings numerous experiences that will be leveraged across the firm.

As a seasoned, private-placement investor and the owner of Canyons Medical Center, he brings an expertise that other business owners, future partnerships, and fellow investors will find benefical. His personal commitment to integrity, honesty, and strong working relationships vests perfectly with Fountainhead’s core values.