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


Market Ambassadors

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


Advisory Board

A. Joseph Brandmeyer
David B. Dillon
William P. Egan
W. Thomas Grant, II
Scott C. Marden
Dominick J. Schiano
Charles Yoon


Operating Partners

Bob Fasso- Chairman
Jeff Hale- Operating Executive

Dan Bales

Executive Partner, Oklahoma City

Dan joined the GiANT Family of Companies in 2008, co-founding GiANT Capital with Matthew Myers. As Co-founder of GiANT Capital, Dan worked with companies and their stakeholders to create strategies and solutions that achieve and exceed expectations.

Over his 40-year career, Dan led $400 million in successful debt & equity placements and developed funding strategies for mergers and acquisitions in both banking & non-banking sectors.

Dan was the Division Head of Private Banking and Wealth Management for Boatmen’s Bank ($40 billion Regional Bank based in St. Louis), and he was the Co-Founder & CEO of Oklahoma City community bank, Alliance Bank (sold in 1985). Dan also served as the Senior Credit Officer for two Oklahoma City community banks.

Beyond his banking experience, Dan was the President & Co-Owner of a local multi-state distribution company, the President & CEO of an award-winning manufacturing company and the Co-Founder & EVP of a fully licensed NASD securities firm.

Dan’s community service includes being a Board Member of New View Oklahoma and a Member of Crossing Community Church.

He received his undergraduate degree in Industrial psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 1971.

He and his wife, Barbie, live in Oklahoma City and have five grown children. They enjoy traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren.