Tom Dundon

Chairman & Managing Partner

Founding Dundon Capital Partners in 2015, Tom leads the firm as Chairman and Managing Partner. With over 20 years of experience as an operator and investor across a range of industries, Tom seeks to partner with best-in-class companies and management teams.


Prior to launching DCP, Tom served as Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Santander Consumer USA, a publicly-traded automotive and consumer financing company. Tom is a highly-noted entrepreneur with business interests across the financial services, technology, hospitality, entertainment, energy and real estate sectors, and currently also serves a Co-Chairman of Topgolf, a director of OTO Development and the Trinity Forest Golf Club. Tom holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University.

John Zutter


Bringing over 12 years of experience, John manages day-to-day investment activities at Dundon Capital Partners. Formerly Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance at Santander Consumer USA, John was responsible for all corporate strategy, asset management and capital markets activities of the company. John additionally serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Employer Direct Healthcare LLC, where he leads all operational activities and is responsible for the company’s growth initiatives.


Prior to his role at Santander Consumer USA, John was Vice President at J.P. Morgan Securities LLC in the Investment Banking Division. John earned his Bachelors in Political Science from Colgate University.

Jeff Vanderbilt

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer of Dundon Capital Partners, Jeff is responsible for all day-to-day accounting and financial reporting matters. Jeff also serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Employer Direct Healthcare LLC.


Prior to his role at DCP and Employer Direct, Jeff served as SVP Controller at Santander Consumer USA, where he was responsible for managing the core functions of accounting operations and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and all accounting reporting processes. Jeff began his career with KPMG in Dallas, Texas where he served as Director of U.S. Capital Markets Group and Financial Due Diligence. He earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting from Baylor University and is a certified public accountant.

Ryan Rostenkowski

Senior Associate

Ryan is focused on financial modeling, due diligence, transaction execution and portfolio company monitoring in support of private equity and venture capital activities.


Prior to joining Dundon Capital Partners, Ryan was an Associate at Quantum Energy Partners, a leading energy-focused private equity firm with more than $11 billion in equity commitments since inception. Ryan began his career as an Analyst in the Energy Investment Banking Group at Credit Suisse. Ryan holds a B.B.A. in Finance and B.S. in Economics from Southern Methodist University, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Elisa Lee


Elisa is focused on financial modeling, due diligence, transaction execution, and portfolio company monitoring in support of private equity and venture capital activities.


Prior to her current role, Elisa was an Analyst in the Corporate Development group at Santander Consumer USA. Elisa graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the Cox School of Business.