John grew up in Central Iowa and is a 1996 graduate of Buena Vista University with a degree in Accounting. Subsequent to completing his studies at Buena Vista and successfully passing the CPA exam, John began his career at the Des Moines McGladrey office. John left McGladrey to become the CFO for an equipment business, based in Des Moines. Over the next five years John and his team completed 9 transactions expanding the equipment business. In 2004 John moved on and co-founded Summit Equity Group.
Dennis grew up in Northwest Iowa and is a 1994 graduate of Buena Vista University with a degree in Finance. Prior to co-founding Summit Equity Group Dennis spent nearly 10 years as a middle-market commercial banker primarily working for Midwest-focused regional banks. During his time as a commercial banker, Dennis specialized in serving middle-market companies throughout a number of industries and transactions that included financing mergers & acquisitions.
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 for a large design/build general commercial contracting firm working primarily in Atlanta, GA and Philadelphia, PA and spent 7 years in the industry prior to co-founding Summit Equity Group.