Executive TEAM


Tanner Ainge, Managing Partner

Throughout his career as a private equity investor, M&A attorney, and executive of an acquisitive publicly-traded company, Tanner has helped create value for business owners in a wide variety of industries and size ranges, with transactions ranging in size from $5 million to over $5 billion in enterprise value.  Tanner began his career with the private equity firm HGGC and also practiced law with Kirkland & Ellis, LLP. 

Tanner earned a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University. 



Mark Santiago, Partner & CFO

Through his extensive financial leadership experience with start-up, mid-size, and publicly-traded companies, Mark has the ability to manage all the financial and administrative aspects of any business. Mark was previously a partner at Advanced CFO, where he consulted numerous small and medium-sized businesses, helping them raise capital, establish controls and processes, and manage operations efficiently. Mark holds CPA and CMA licenses and has helped several companies through stages of high growth, mergers and acquisitions, both as a seller and a buyer. 

Mark earned both his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and his Masters of Business Administration (Finance emphasis) from Brigham Young University, where he was part of the WAC Championship basketball team.