Our Team

Pam Bontrager, Co-Founder and Chairman

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Pam bought her first service business at the age of 22 and has been a serial entrepreneur since then. Pam's experience has included retail and the personal services industry.  Pam is focused on market placement, marketing, and the development of the "employee first" culture in each of their businesses.  Pam is a graduate of Vincennes University.

Brett Bontrager, Co-Founder and Managing Director

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Brett brings almost 10 years of Banking and 15 years of Corporate Executive Management.  Prior to retiring from Stanley Black & Decker, Brett was Senior Vice President and Global Group President of SWKs Global Security Business with revenues in excess of $3 B.  Brett was also in charge of Corporate mergers and acquisitions for 7 years.  Brett is a graduate from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.  

Zachary VanNess, Associate

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Zachary graduated from Purdue University with dual Engineering degrees and a background in Finance. He has had multiple internships in the automotive industry as well as with Stanley Black & Decker. After college he spent time as a contract engineer with Toyota Automotive in the Quality and Product Design department. His technical know-how and hard-working nature allow him to be extremely valuable to our ventures. 

Olivia VanNess, Associate

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Olivia graduated from Purdue University with a degree in corporate communication. Her experience in technical sales as well as marketing and advertising bring a new and essential perspective to the team. Olivia's passion for an effective and progressive corporate communication structure will be valuable during future mergers and acquisitions.  

Alex Bontrager, Associate

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Alex graduated from Ball State University with a major in Criminal Justice and two minors in sociology and criminal forensics.   He has since held a career that consists of ensuring high-quality customer service, working in a team to run the day-to-day operations of the portfolio businesses, and contributing to the long-term strategy and vision for DB Capital.