We believe in putting people first.
We take great pride in the team we've assembled not only on our staff, but also those on our portfolio companies. We believe it is this relentless focus on finding, hiring, helping, and backing the right people that has taken us to where we are today.
Since 1989, we've been principal in putting over $200 million to work on behalf of their clients, generating far above average returns. We've learned to invest with a disciplined approach, and we think it's served us well.
But we've also been "on the other side of the desk", starting and operating a variety of business ventures. It's this experience that gives us a uniquly beneficial relationship with our managers and entrepreneurs, and allows us to partner with them more effectively in growing and managing our businesses.
Paul Schock is a co-founder of Bird Dog Equity Partners and acts as head of strategy. He is a 30…
Chad Hatch is a co-founder of Bird Dog Equity Partners, and acts as Managing Partner. He has over 15 years of corporate…
Kyle Schock is a partner at Bird Dog Equity and co-leads the overall strategy with Paul and Chad. He currently…
John Pesicka is a hotel partner at Bird Dog Equity Partners, and has over 30 years of experience in the…
VP of People
Born in Milroy, Minnesota, Kristi Baumgartner is the Human Resources Manager.
VP of Finance
Lacey Sabers is the VP of Finance at Bird Dog heading up the financial team in Sioux Falls.
Jessy Werner is the Hospitality Controller at Bird Dog Equity Partners in Sioux Falls.
Regional Operations Manager
Bob is the Regional Operations Manager for the portfolio of Bird Dog Hospitality properties.
Regional Sales Manager
Jason works as the regional sales manager for the hospitality portfolio at Bird Dog.
Property Support Manager
Jeff Eliason is a Property Support Manager at Bird Dog Equity Partners in Sioux Falls.
Marketing & Technology Associate
Tanner specializes in project management, digital marketing and content creation.
She specializes in payroll and accounts payable, making sure the important people get paid.
Loretta works part-time at Bird Dog Equity Partners as a bookkeeper for some of the hotels...
Business Manager & Executive Assistant
Tara Edman works at Bird Dog Equity Partners assisting with investor relations.