Ann Deters

Early Life & Education


Ann Deters was born into a Midwestern entrepreneurial family. As a third-generation entrepreneur, she has carried on the family tradition of successfully starting and growing several companies in the healthcare industry.

Deters began a financial career at Price Waterhouse in St. Louis, Missouri after graduating from South Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and earning her CPA. She obtained an Executive MBA degree from the Northwestern Kellogg School of Business in Chicago, while working at J.M. Schultz Investment Co., a company founded by her father.

Vantage Growth

During this same time, Deters co-founded Vantage Technology while also taking the leadership role in J.M. Schultz Investment Co. Three years later, she became the CEO of Vantage Technology.

As Vantage Technology grew, it soon became clear that while its original vision remained the same, the full gamut of cataract surgery outsourcing services offered expanded their mission even more. Therefore, the company name was changed to Vantage Outsourcing.

Today, Vantage Outsourcing serves nationwide, providing clients with state-of-the-art ophthalmic equipment, trained ophthalmic Surgical Coordinator technicians, and other cataract surgery supplies and products.

Awards & Recognitions

INC Magazine has presented Deters with the prestigious entrepreneur award for the “Fastest Growing Small Business of the Year.” The national publication later recognized her leadership abilities a second time with a feature entitled, “The Fully Managed Family.”

Ann Deters has been recognized by ASC Communications as one of the “Top People To Know” in the ASC industry and was nominated as “Woman To Know”.

Deters is a dedicated and passionate businesswoman who takes pride in balancing her business, family, volunteering locally and abroad and sitting on multiple state and local boards.