The Santa Fe Institute’s Board of Trustees has welcomed three new members. Fred Dotzler of De Novo Ventures, Jacques Dubois of Swiss Re America Holding Corp. (retired), and Josh Wolfe of Lux Capital were elected as members during the Board’s biannual meeting on May 3, 2015.
Fred Dotzler is a managing director and co-founder of De Novo Ventures, a firm that invests in medical devices and biotechnology. Previously he was a managing general partner of Medicus Venture Partners, a general partner with Crosspoint Venture Partners, and an executive in finance, marketing, sales, manufacturing, and business development for a variety of medical, technology, and biotech companies.
Mr. Dotzler earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, a masters equivalent in economics from the University of Louvain, Belgium, and a B.S. in engineering from Iowa State University. He is a member of the advisory board of the Journal of Private Equity and a trustee of the Salk Institute.
Jacques Dubois retired from Swiss Re Group in 2006. He had served the global re-insurance provider as a member of the Swiss Re Executive Board in Zurich, and as chairman and CEO of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, among other roles. Previously Mr. Dubois was a partner at Insurance Investment Associates and co-founder and president of Life Re Corporation. Since retiring, Mr. Dubois has been a consultant to financial institutions on matters related to acquisitions, insurance coverage litigation, collateralized debt obligations, and credit default swaps. He is a board member for several charitable organizations and a founding investor and board member of Praedicat, Inc., a liability catastrophe analytics firm.
He holds an A.B. in mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Josh Wolfe is co-founder of Lux Capital, where he focuses on investments in the physical and life sciences. Previously he worked in investment banking at Salomon Smith Barney, in capital markets at Merrill Lynch, and in municipal finance at Prudential Securities. He has published AIDS-immunopathology research in Cell Vision and The Journal of Leukocyte Biology, two leading medical-immunology journals.
Mr. Wolfe serves as co-founder and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Coney Island Prep charter school, and he has been actively involved with the East Harlem School at Exodus House for more than a decade. He is a columnist with Forbes, editor for the Forbes/Wolfe Emerging Tech Report, and host of a program on the Forbes Video Network. He graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in economics and finance.
SFI also bids farewell to Reese Jones, with gratitude for his many contributions to the board and to SFI over his three years of service.
The Santa Fe Institute’s Board of Trustees, which has fiduciary responsibility for the Institute, oversees SFI’s operations through its biannual meetings and its active committees that offer advice and support to SFI’s leadership.