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Meet Our Team

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John grew up in Central Iowa and is a 1996 graduate of Buena Vista University with a degree in Accounting. John began his career as a CPA at RSM-McGladrey. He then became the CFO for a private business based in Des Moines where he worked on multiple acquisitons before leaving in 2004 to co-found Summit Equity Group.

John Flaugh

Managing Partner
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Dennis grew up in Northwest Iowa and is a 1994 graduate of Buena Vista University with a degree in Finance. Dennis spent nearly 10 years as a middle-market commercial banker primarily working with middle-market companies throughout a number of industries and transactions that included financing mergers & acquisitions.

Dennis Bailey

Managing Partner
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Jason grew up in Central Iowa and is a 1998 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Civil & Construction Engineering and a 2003 MBA graduate from Duke University. Subsequent to completing his studies at Iowa State, Jason began his career in construction management and spent 7 years in the industry prior to co-founding Summit Equity Group.

Jason DeStigter

Managing Partner
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Mitch graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Ag business. Prior to Summit, Mitch worked in commercial banking assisting clients with their business credit needs including support for mergers and acquisitions.

Mitch Nelson

Director
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April grew up in Northeast Iowa and is a 2008 graduate of Upper Iowa University with a degree in Accounting. April spent the last 8 years providing outsourced accounting services for small to medium sized businesses for a large variety of industries.

April Andersen

CFO
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Garrett grew up in central Iowa and has a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA from Northwest Missouri State University. Garrett’s experience includes captive insurance consulting, institutional asset management and most recently he was Vice President of a family-owned business that he positioned financially and operationally for sale to private equity.

Garrett Gillen

Analyst