The founders of Great Range Capital have worked on approximately $5B of private equity transactions across a broad range of industries and deal types.
Both partners are Kansas City natives, graduated from the University of Kansas, and worked for well-known and respected private equity firms on the east coast prior to establishing Great Range Capital.
Ryan Sprott - Managing Partner
Paul Maxwell - Managing Partner
Mark Robinson - Vice President
Pete Fields - Associate
Larry Flanagan - Associate
Jeremy Smith- Strategy & Operations Executive
Tracy Christian - Chief Financial Officer
Dan Bales - Executive Partner, Oklahoma City
Jim Bishop - Executive Partner, Lincoln
Tom Chulick - Executive Partner, St. Louis
Jack McKinney - Executive Partner, Lincoln
Michael J. Shonka - Executive Partner, Wichita
Dennis Stara - Executive Partner, Lincoln
Greg Vasek - Executive Partner, Lincoln
Phillip G. Webb - Executive Partner, Omaha
Scott C. Marden
Scott C. Marden is managing director of CIP Capital, a middle-market private equity fund targeting the business information and services industry.
Previously, he was Chairman, Information & Media Partners, DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, Credit-Suisse, where he was responsible for overseeing the firm's equity investments in media, entertainment and information services companies and sat on the Investment Committee of DLJ Merchant Banking.
Before joining Credit-Suisse, Scott was President, Information and Media segment of The McGraw-Hill Companies, where he served as a member of McGraw-Hill's management committee. He was responsible for managing all of the operations within this segment, including The BusinessWeek Group, The McGraw-Hill Broadcasting Group, and The Business Information Group, which included McGraw-Hill Construction, The Aviation Week Group, Platts and JD Power and Associates.
Before joining McGraw-Hill, Scott was a partner with Compass Partners International, L.L.C. where he originated and executed private equity transactions for its $917 million European private equity fund.
Mr. Marden spent over ten years in financial services, directing the media, entertainment and information services investment banking practices at Bear Stearns & Co., Schroder & Co., and Bankers Trust Company. Further, in addition to McGraw-Hill, he served in senior management roles at: CBS, Inc., where he was President of CBS International Publishing and Broadcasting; Marvel Entertainment Group, as President and chief operating officer, and; Philips Electronics where as President and C.E.O. of Philips Media, a $1.5 billion division, where he held worldwide operating responsibility for Philips software, digital broadband and service businesses. Mr. Marden holds a bachelor's degree from Fordham University and has completed his doctoral coursework from the University of Chicago, where he also received a master's degree in international policy from the University of Chicago's Harris School. He has served on several corporate boards including Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Advanstar, Inc., Marvel Entertainment, Whittle Communications, General Magic, Navteq, and United Pan European Communications, and is a Trustee of the Museum of the Moving Image.