Futaleufu Partners

David Dodson

David is a member of the faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches courses on entrepreneurship.  Mr. Dodson formally served as the CEO or Chairman of six for-profit companies.  As well, Mr. Dodson has served on the boards of 18 companies in which he was also a private investor.


He is the founder and President of Project Healthy Children, a nongovernmental organization that works with governments and private industry to establish food fortification and supplementation programs to improve the health of women and children around the world.  Project Healthy Children currently works in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Nepal, and Liberia.


He is currently on the New England board for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Project Healthy Children.


Mr. Dodson holds a B.A. from Stanford University (Economics), and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business

Susan Pohlmeyer

Susan is a principal at Futaleufu Partners, an investment fund formed by David Dodson to invest in search funds and search fund-acquired businesses. She works closely with search fund entrepreneurs during the diligence and acquisition phases of the search, and currently serves as a board observer for Datum Technologies. Prior to joining Futaleufu, she was a member of the investment team at Stanford Management Company, where she covered portfolio strategy as well as private equity investments. She started her career at JP Morgan in equity derivatives.


Susan holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from Dartmouth College.