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Meet Our Team

Team Member

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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Mark graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in finance in 2006 and later completed an MBA at UMKC. Prior to Summit, he worked as a Senior Commercial Lender at UMB Bank where he built a portfolio of clients with a focus in sponsored transactions and leveraged buyouts. Mark is actively engaged with a number of civic and philanthropic organizations throughout Kansas City.

Mark Nuss

Director