Partner- Business Development
Deanna joined Venturity in October 2003 and currently serves as Partner and Vice President of Business Development. Deanna is responsible for all aspects of business development and marketing, as well as overseeing client relations for the firm. She also heads up our customer service training initiative as she is passionate about providing exceptional service to those that we work with.
Prior to joining Venturity, Deanna was involved in various capacities in her family’s business. In addition, Deanna brings more than 10 years of investment and corporate banking experience to Venturity, beginning her career with the Dallas investment-banking group of Salomon Brothers. She later held various positions with GE Capital Corporation and Banque Paribas where she was responsible for the marketing, origination, underwriting and execution of debt and equity products for leveraged transactions in the southwest private equity markets. Throughout her professional career, Deanna has continued to strengthen her business development and client relations skills by cultivating and maintaining a solid network of professional service providers focused on serving small to medium-sized companies.
Deanna earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University in 1989 and she received a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in 1996. Deanna has been involved in and held board positions with several professional and community organizations, including the Association for Corporate Growth, National Association of Women Business Owners, Women’s Finance Exchange, Dallas Finance Forum, SMU Business Associates Program, Genesis Women’s Shelter and National Charity League. In her free time, Deanna enjoys yoga, snow skiing, hanging out with her yellow lab, Buster, and spending time with her family in the Texas Hill Country. She lives in Dallas with her husband, Scott, and their three children.