John Rogers is a Partner with the Rise Fund and the fund’s Sector Lead for Education. Most recently, John was a founding partner of Bridges Ventures’ U.S. Sustainable Growth Fund, where he helped to lead the development of Bridges’ U.S. investment strategy and led Bridges’ investment in Springboard Education.
Prior to his work with Bridges, John was a Partner and Group Head for the Healthcare and Education Group at Gryphon Investors, where he led investments in Accelerated Rehabilitation, Delta Career Education, and Envision. Before joining Gryphon, John was a Vice President at DB Capital Partners, Deutsche Bank’s principal investment arm, where he was an early investor in Sylvan Learning Centers, Strayer University, Concentra Health and Fresenius Medical Care. John began his career in the public and nonprofit sectors, leading the development of innovative economic development and public health programs for the City of Oakland and the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency.
He holds a BA in political science from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford University. John recently completed a Doctorate in Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where his research focused on quantifying the impact of internship participation on the wages of community college graduates.