Dan Renz, CEO
Dan began his career at what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers accounting firm, where he led audits of Fortune 100 and government clients. After business school, Dan spent 10 years at Anheuser-Busch Companies in strategic planning and as General Manager of the Promotional Products Group. Dan founded Summit Marketing in 1996 and through his vision and leadership, Summit Marketing has evolved into a communications partner with the capability to deliver fully integrated marketing campaigns from strategy and planning through creative and execution. His passion is working with our teams to find insights through analytics that provide a strong foundation to all our creative and communications campaigns. (We have an agreement with Dan – he lets us handle the Meaningful, Memorable, Motivational part of the Marketing equation; he makes sure we nail the Measurable.)
Dan is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Missouri, where he received his B.S.B.A. in Accounting. His degree from Mizzou (he reluctantly admits to having two wayward Kansas Jayhawk daughters) was followed by an MBA from Harvard University. Dan is an avid golfer in constant but elusive pursuit of par. He loves the new travel opportunities being an empty nester affords him and his wife – mostly traveling to see their 3 children and grandchild, listening to an eclectic mix of music and trying new wines and craft beers. And, based on his car, shirts and suits – he really, really loves the color blue!