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

Ryan Sprott

Managing Partner

Prior to co-founding Great Range Capital in March 2010, Ryan Sprott was a Managing Director, Partner and Investment Committee Member of DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, the private equity division of Credit Suisse, in New York. Ryan was with the firm for 14 years. DLJMBP, focusing on middle market buyouts and growth capital, has invested more than $10 billion of private equity capital since 1985. Ryan also worked with DLJ Growth Capital Partners, the lower middle-market fund within Credit Suisse's merchant banking group.

While at DLJMBP, Ryan completed transactions across many sectors, including industrial and business services, healthcare, media, energy, and retail/consumer. He was responsible for deal sourcing, investment due diligence, deal execution and portfolio company oversight. He continues to serve on the Boards of several DLJMBP companies, including Kansas City-based Deffenbaugh Industries.

Before joining the private equity division, Ryan worked in the Natural Resources Group at Credit Suisse, where he worked on a variety of M&A, debt and equity transactions for corporate clients in the energy industry.

You can reach Ryan at 913-378-0850 or