Denny joined FVP at its inception in 1982 with substantial experience in the areas of finance, operations management and retail merchandising and was solely responsible for FVP's venture capital activities from 1982 until 1997. Denny's responsibilities include overall fund management and administration as well as deal flow generation, due diligence, deal structuring and portfolio management. He currently serves on the Boards of PayScale, Inc., Pacific Star Communications, Inc., and Carena, Inc.. Denny formerly served on the boards of Sur La Table (acquired by Investcorp), Confirma (acquired by Merge Healthcare) and Redhook Brewery (NASDAQ: HOOK).
With over 30 years in the venture capital industry and deep experience gained through his involvement with more than 60 portfolio companies, Denny brings a wealth of understanding of the investment and portfolio management process. He is known for his strengths in strategic and financial planning, mentoring and coaching the chief executive, and in maintaining a disciplined approach to corporate governance.
Prior to joining Fluke Venture Partners, Denny spent four years in public accounting in Seattle and five years as a member of senior management responsible for the operations of two sister corporations involved in manufacturing and distribution in Seattle and Anchorage.
Often lauded as an early leader in the Pacific Northwest venture capital industry, Denny was a founder of the Evergreen Venture Capital Association and has long been active in business and community affairs.
Denny received his BA in business administration, from Central Washington University and his MBA, with honors, from the University of Washington. Denny is married and has two grown children and enjoys fly fishing, bird hunting and horse ranching.