Posted on December 20, 2018
How Greg Wasson Became A Successful Investor In The Retail And Medical Devices Industries
Entrepreneur Greg Wasson’s Early Years
Greg Wasson is an entrepreneur and investor who grew up in a small town in Indiana. He envisioned that he would one day work as a meteorologist because his two best subjects in school were science and mathematics. After graduating from high school in 1976, however, he decided to pursue a degree in pharmacy at Purdue University. He graduated in 1981 and was hired by Walgreens where he started out as a pharmacy intern.
His Successful Years At Walgreens
Working as a pharmacy technician at Walgreens for five years, Greg Wasson (LinkedIn profile) moved up in his career by becoming a district manager in 1986. In 1999, he became Walgreens’ vice president of store operations. A few years later he was named as the vice president of their health services department as well as the president of the company. In 2007, he was named as the new chief executive officer, a position he remained in until the end of 2014.
His Transition To Being An Early-Stage Investor
After leaving Walgreens he took a few months off work, spending most of this time at his and his wife’s vacation home in Naples, Florida. Greg Wasson decided that he wanted to do something other than being a top executive at a Fortune 100 corporation. Along with his wife, Kimberly, he decided to launch an investment firm, Wasson Enterprise. Their focus is on health care device startup firms as well as those in the retail industry.
Greg Wasson has invested in several companies over the past four years. Among these are ExpLORer Surgical, Regroup Therapy, Foxtrot Market, and PhysIQ. His company will invest anywhere from the low five figures on up to six figure sums into the companies they have identified as having high growth potential.
His background in both the health care and retail industries means that he knows a lot of people in both industries. He also has the background to really understand where these industries are headed and can make wise investment decisions. Among the partnerships he has developed to fund his company’s investments are with Procter & Gamble and Eli Lilly.