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

Dennis Stara

Executive Partner, Lincoln

Dennis Stara is a retired partner of BKD, LLP a National CPA and advisory firm that combines the insight and ideas of multiple disciplines to provide solutions in a wide range of industries, including health care, manufacturing, distribution, financial services, construction and real estate. With 35 offices located in 16 Midwest states, the firm serves clients in 50 states and internationally. Dennis was a partner for over 25 years, serving as the Nebraska offices managing partner and tax director, with an emphasis in tax planning, acquisitions & mergers and strategic planning in the financial services and distribution industries.

Dennis grew up in rural Nebraska near David City, NE and graduated from Lincoln School of Commerce. He continues to maintain his CPA license in an inactive status.

He is active in community organizations and currently serves on the Board of the Nebraska Community Foundation after completing a term as chairman of the Board. He is a Director of a Nebraska community bank and also serves as an Advisory Director for another Bank, and for two other companies in distribution and freight brokerage.

Dennis and his wife enjoy traveling, biking and are supporters of Nebraska basketball, football and volleyball. Dennis also enjoys golfing, fishing and hunting.