Meet our Team
John Zimmermann, Co-President / Philanthropy
John is a Vice President at Congruent Investment Partners, a debt-focused private investment fund. Prior to joining Congruent, John was with Terra Verde Partners, a private investment firm focused on the environmental sector. Prior to Terra Verde, John worked at Highland Capital Management. John began his career with J.P. Morgan's investment banking practice.
John serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas and serves as Chairman of the Texas Youth Scholarship Organization. He also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
School: BBA in Finance from University of Texas
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Hobbies: playing music, investing, traveling, cycling (a new hobby)
Favorite Part of YPF: Meeting passionate people who make a real impact on the future generation
Jody Staggs, Co-President / Fundraising
Jody is a senior analyst at SWK Holdings, a healthcare-focused finance company. Prior to joining SWK Jody worked at Alistair Capital, a Dallas-based hedge fund. He also worked at Highland Capital and began his career as an equity research associate at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida. Jody has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation
As a youth Jody was active in his hometown Boys and Girls Club and started volunteering at the East Dallas Boys and Girls club in 2008. He has previously Chaired the Greater Dallas Boys and Girls Club Scholarship Board and remains a member. He has also served in various leadership positions at his church.
School: BBA in Finance from University of Arkansas
Hometown: Ft. Smith, Arkansas
Hobbies: investing, cooking, reading, movies, networking
Favorite Part of YPF: Watching our teens increase their self-confidence and lay the foundation for future success
Chrissy Williford, Vice President / Social
Chrissy graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with a concentration in International Business and then received her J.D. from the University of Texas. She is currently a corporate associate at Andrews Kurth LLP where her practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions and providing general corporate advice.
School: BBA in Accounting with a concentration in International Business
Hometown: Kountze, Texas