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Scott Dennis

CEO, D&K Engineering

As co-founder and CEO of D&K Engineering, Scott Dennis provides strategic direction to the firm. He is also responsible for managing client relationships and overseeing manufacturing operations. Dennis came to D&K after several years at Hewlett Packard in various technical and leadership roles. His technical experience includes mechanical and biomedical engineering, lab automation and quality control.

ALMA MATER: University of Oklahoma (BSME), Stanford University (MSME).

TOUGHEST CHALLENGE: Balancing short- and long-term cash flow needs in both good and challenging times.

BEST ADVICE: ‘All plans should include both upside potential and downside risk mitigation.”

LOOKING FORWARD: Working with smart, creative, high integrity people to build great businesses.

FUN FACT: The child of missionaries, Dennis grew up in a very rural part of Honduras and is a native Spanish speaker.