Mr. Dennis has over 40 years of institutional investment experience, over 30 years of which include direct consulting to institutional plan sponsor clients, including multi-generational family trusts and foundations. He joined Verus January 1, 2016 pursuant to a merger between Verus and Strategic Investment Solutions.
Mr. Dennis co-founded Strategic Investment Solutions and served as its chairman and chief executive officer before merging with Verus. After earning a bachelor of arts (BA) in English from the University of Wisconsin and earning a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) in Finance from The Keller Graduate School of Management, he joined Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago. His seven years at the bank were focused on investment systems, index fund management, performance measurement, asset/liability modeling and portfolio manager/investment analyst evaluation. In 1983, Mr. Dennis joined Callan Associates Inc. as a senior consultant in the firm’s Chicago Office. In 1988, he moved west to manage the San Francisco Consulting Office of Callan. He was appointed chairman of Callan’s manager search committee in 1992, a position he held until his resignation in 1994. He was also a member of the firm’s management committee and served as the primary consultant to many of the firm’s largest and most prominent clients.
Since 2003 Mr. Dennis has served on the Board of Directors of the Stern Grove Festival Association, a non-profit cultural organization that sponsors America’s longest-running admission-free concert series.