THE TEAM

As repeat entrepreneurs, we’ve been in your shoes. In our own ventures, good investment partners made all the difference.

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Jeff Burningham

Jeff Burningham

Founder and Managing Partner

Jeff is a Managing Partner and Founder of Peak Capital Partners, a $1B+ real estate investment firm located in Provo, UT, which was named the 2nd fastest growing company in Utah and one of the 500 fastest privately held companies in the United States by Inc. Magazine, 2014. Most recently, Jeff launched Peak Ventures, a $23M seed stage fund that backs the brightest and most inspiring entrepreneurs in Utah and throughout the US. He began his career as the founder of Mindwire, a technology company, which he later sold to a NASDAQ-listed company where he served as an Executive Vice President for several years. He sits on the boards of Observe Point, Homie, Omadi and Tute Genomics; and served as the co-managing partner of BoomStartup in 2013 and 2014. In 2014 Jeff was named The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year for the Mountain West Region. Jeff has an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Brigham Young University. He is also active in philanthropy and is currently serving on the board of three non-profit organizations. As a former college basketball player, Jeff loves coaching his children's basketball teams and traveling the world with his wife, Sally.
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Sid Krommenhoek

Managing Partner

A repeat entrepreneur, most recently Sid cofounded Zinch, an ed-tech company connecting students globally with opportunities in higher education, and led the company through concept, venture capital, international expansion, acquisition (Chegg, Inc.) and IPO (CHGG, NYSE). For more than a decade he has assembled winning teams, specializing in building the sales force, and has created tremendous customer and shareholder value, while persevering to success. Sid was a walk-on basketball player at the University of Utah, where he studied for a year, and later received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University; he enjoys engaging with and giving back to students from the "U" and the "Y".
John Mayfield

John Mayfield

Principal

John comes to Peak from two high-growth tech startups, Instructure and Qualtrics. Prior to this, John spent several years in the bay area at Duff & Phelps, a global leader in valuation, where he worked on valuations for top companies in the tech industry. He also spent time at Peterson Ventures where he sourced, evaluated, and made investments in early-stage companies. John received an MBA and a B.S. in Finance from Brigham Young University.  

Diogo Myrrha

Prior to Peak, Diogo led deal sourcing and due-diligence at Stoneway Capital. He co-founded Luvaire, where he managed Finances and Operations. He also spent time as Manager of Special Projects at Braven and led localization and translation for the company along with new product launches and the production and development of point of purchase marketing displays. Having led in both the Luvaire and Braven transactions, Diogo developed strong M&A experience which has served him well as an investor and mentor. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brigham Young University, although he admits loving words just as much as numbers.

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Steve Hale

Associate

Prior to Peak, Steve earned a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University's entrepreneurship program ranked #2 by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. While studying, he created an online peer-to-peer housing exchange that he operated successfully for 3.5 years, helping thousands of students while generating a profit. Steve is trilingual (English, Spanish and Portuguese) and has volunteered as a microenterprise educator/consultant in Mexico and Brazil. He currently serves the Utah GOED as a TCIP Panelist, helping to determine the startups to which the State allocates its grants. Just before joining Peak Ventures, Steve led Veracity Solution's venture program and consulted its clients in product and innovation management.

ADVISORS

Great people.  Decades of experience.  A trusted coach in your corner.

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Mike Levinthal

Mike has over 26 years of venture capital investing experience and currently is managing partner at Levinthal Capital. Mike spent 20 years with the Mayfield Fund, during which, he worked to sponsor such successes as Citrix, Concur Technologies, Heartstream, Pure Software and WebMethods. Mike holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and also received both his MS and BS degrees in Engineering from Stanford University.

Amy Rees Anderson

Amy Rees Anderson is the Managing Partner and Founder of REES Capital, an angel investment firm that provides entrepreneurs and business executives' support and guidance to help their companies grow. Amy is also an author and serves as a weekly contributor to Forbes and the Huffington Post. Prior to founding REES Capital, Amy Rees Anderson was formerly the founder and CEO of MediConnect Global, Inc., one of the largest cloud-based health information exchanges. Amy led all aspects of MediConnect's business, including a worldwide workforce of nearly 2,000 employees. Under her direction, the company achieved over 1500 percent growth. In March 2012, Amy successfully led MediConnect to being acquired by Verisk Analytics (VRSK) for over $377 million.

Jamie Dunn

Jamie is a founder and Managing Partner at Peak Capital Partners, LLC and is responsible for managing the firm's portfolio in the Southeastern U.S. and Colorado. Jamie began his career as an analyst at Banc of America Securities in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group. After leaving Banc of America Securities, Jamie joined the Dallas office of Bain & Company and then Liberty Property Trust, an industrial REIT. He later joined Crosland, a diversified real estate company in the southeastern United States. Jamie obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and American Studies at Brigham Young University and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the Wharton School of Business, with a focus on real estate and finance.

Fraser Bullock

Fraser is currently the Managing Director of Sorenson Capital, a leveraged buyout fund, with $650 million under management. He was the Chief Operating Officer of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002. He was a founding partner of Bain Capital, a private equity firm, and a Manager of Bain and Company, a leading management consulting firm and holds an MBA and a BS from Brigham Young University.

Jeff Danley

Jeff is founder and Managing Partner of Peak Capital Partners, LLC and is responsible for managing the firm's portfolio in the Western U.S. Jeff began his career at Arthur Andersen where he provided M&A advisory and support services. He later joined CCP Equity Partners, a Hartford, Connecticut-based private equity firm and then Adams Street Partners, a private equity firm in Chicago. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Accounting and a Minor in Economics from Brigham Young University. He received his Masters of Business Administration Degree from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he was recognized as an Edward Tuck Scholar with Distinction.

Anne Dwane

Anne is passionate about empowering people to realize their potential, and applies technology to better connect them with opportunities to learn and succeed. As a founder, a venture-backed CEO, and a public company executive, Anne led teams in creating services that are loved by students and educators, and valued by institutions: schools, employers, government agencies, advertisers and investors. She co-founded GSV Ventures to be a catalyst in the world’s largest, most inefficient capital market: the human capital market. Prior to GSV Ventures, Anne was Chief Business Officer at Chegg (NYSE: CHGG), with leadership responsibility for revenue, company P&L and M&A. During her tenure, Chegg transformed from a private, asset-intensive textbook rental company to a profitable public company with digital revenues growing to $140M and comprising 47% of total revenue. Anne joined Chegg through the acquisition of Zinch, where she was CEO. Zinch enabled students globally to showcase themselves as "more than test scores" to be matched with colleges, scholarships and graduate programs. Previously, Anne co-founded Military Advantage (www.Military.com) to connect service members and veterans to benefits, including GI Bill and career services. Military Advantage was acquired by Monster Worldwide (NYSE: MWW), where she became General Manager of Affinity Networks, leading a portfolio of businesses focused on lifelong learning, career advancement and networking. Prior, Anne was in business development at Paul Allen's Interval Research Corporation and in brand management at Nabisco. She holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing & International Management from Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Anne is co-author of Getting In: The Zinch Guide to College Admissions & Financial Aid in the Digital Age (Wiley 2011). She is a Fellow at NFX Guild, the accelerator for marketplaces and network effects businesses, and was named a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

Danny Ashworth

Danny is the owner of web-hosting firm, Bluehost. He received his undergraduate degree in computer science from BYU in 1996. Bluehost was founded in 2004 and has grown to host over more than 2 million websites worldwide and over 700 employees. Along with being an integral part of Bluehost, Danny has also continued in his passion for entrepreneurship in the community. He serves as a mentor for rising entrepreneurs through BoomStartup, a local accelerator ranked in the top 15 best accelerators in the U.S.

Charles Rothschild

Charles currently serves on the board of international companies, Fiberstar, Inc. and Fiberstar Bio-Ingredient Technologies, Inc., and as a business consultant to ARYZTA do Brasil. Charles joined ERSA Ventures and Investments, a real estate investment firm, shortly after graduating and now serves as president. During his tenure, Charles has been founder and president of multiple high-growth companies. He remains active in his community and in other philanthropic efforts such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities, local hospitals, and local churches. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the School of Business Administration of São Paulo, with executive education from Harvard Business School in both their Owner/President Management and Creating & Managing Private Company Boards programs.

Carine Clark

Carine Clark leads corporate direction and initiatives at MaritzCX. She played a crucial role in creating and executing the acquisition of Allegiance by Maritz Research, and combining the two companies to create MaritzCX. Clark has decades of experience building successful software companies. Prior to MaritzCX, she was president and CEO for Allegiance. As SVP and CMO for Symantec, Clark was responsible for global campaign and field marketing, partner and product marketing, branding and marketing communications, as well as public relations and analyst relations. As an executive at Altiris and Novell, she was responsible for driving top and bottom-line company growth through fiscally accountable and operationally efficient marketing. Her leadership helped establish Altiris as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world, growing revenues from $62 million to $230 million during a four-year period. Carine Clark has been recognized with numerous awards, including being named 2015 CEO of the Year by Utah Business magazine. She was ranked by ExecRank as #47 of all CMO’s worldwide in 2012. She has also received the Women Tech Leadership Excellence Award, the 25th Annual TWIN Award, and the Silicon Slopes v100 Award. Clark received her bachelor’s degree in organizational communications as well as a master’s degree in business administration.

Troy D'Ambrosio

Troy D'Ambrosio is Executive Director Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute Center where he has been mentoring students in entrepreneurial activities since 2001. He is the co-founder of multiple start-up companies which have attracted over $500 million in capital. Some of his earliest successes include founding Transworld Telecommunications which was sold to Sprint in 1998 and Convergence Communications which was sold to Lockheed Martin in 2005. He was co-owner and President of D’Ambrosio Chrysler Jeep (sold 2007). He served as the VP of Investor Relations and Corporate Communication for American Stores Company and the Director of Mutual Fund Operations for Wasatch Advisors. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1982 and was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000, a v100 Technology leader in 2008 and Best in State Educational Program Administrator in 2009.

Jeron Paul

Jeron Paul is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Capshare LLC and the Managing Partner for Stockbridge Equity Partners, an opportunistic secondary private equity fund. Previously, Mr. Paul was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Scalar Analytics. He has years of financial, valuation, and strategic advisory experience ranging from small startups to Fortune 100 companies. His experience also includes: Principal, vSpring Capital (now Signal Peak Ventures); Director, Thomson Financial; founder, Boardlink; and Consultant, Monitor Group. Jeron has served on the boards of Capshare, Codify.me, Penguin Computing, Netaphor Software, Celio Corporation, the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association (RMVCA) and has been a formal board observer at Infusionsoft. Mr. Paul has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a B.S., cum laude, from Brigham Young University.

Adam Edmunds

Adam is an Operating Partner for Peak Ventures, currently supporting Podium. Adam also serves as a strategic adviser and board observer for MaritzCX. Previously, as founder and CEO of Allegiance, Adam directed the company’s strategic vision to help customers use feedback data to predict trends in customer/employee satisfaction and to take action that will positively impact the bottom line. Adam led the company to become the 5th fastest-growing private software company in the U.S. according to Inc. Magazine, and a Software Magazine Top 10. Allegiance was acquired in 2014 by Maritz Holdings, creating the world’s largest customer experience company, MaritzCX. Edmunds' entrepreneurial path got an early start when he founded two companies while still in college. In 2009, he sold one of those companies, an ethics reporting software company SilentWhistle to industry leader Global Compliance, now part of Navex Global. He also purchased feedback software company Inquisite in 2009. Edmunds has received recognition for entrepreneurship, including Utah Business Magazine’s 40 Under 40, Connect Magazine’s “Entrepreneurs to Watch”, Brigham Young University’s (BYU) Entrepreneur of the Year, and 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. He holds a master’s degree in accounting.