Dennis has a passion for helping qualified companies leverage local resources including peers, advisors, strategic partners, and capital providers. His role at Three Roots is to find these businesses and projects, and to serve as the gateway for those seeking funding. Dennis is also a provider of business technical assistance to these clients, and serves as the chair for the Three Roots Capital mentor team.
An experienced technology executive with more than 15 years of experience, Dennis ran a business located in an empowerment zone that received funding from a CDFI. He was the founder and CEO of Digital Crossing Networks, a 16,000 square foot commercial data center services company located in Knoxville, Tennessee. Prior to Digital Crossings Network, Dennis served as the Chief Technology Officer of Technology 2020, a public-private partnership whose mission was to develop and support technology companies in the Tennessee Valley Corridor. Dennis has more than 30 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. The first half of those years were spent with IBM Corporation and SAIC, where he worked in software development, client/server performance engineering, network application tuning, and as a consultant to the financial industry.
Dennis received his BS in computer science, with a minor in physics/electronics from Louisiana State University in 1985.