If you thought the path to the mutual fund world is a straight line, then you haven't met John Brandmeyer, who transformed a family business from selling medical products to marketing funds.

Brandmeyer, son of Joe Brandmeyer, who founded and chaired Leawood-Kan.-based medical device manufacturer Enturia, now heads up independent alternative investment firm Cognios Capital, also based in Leawood, a firm that launched its first mutual fund earlier this month and managed $132.9 million assets as of Nov. 30 2012. Prior to Cognios, however, he held various senior level positions at Enturia, before it sold for $490 million to Cardinal Health of Dublin, Ohio, a global major healthcare products and services provider.

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