Initially an aerospace engineer with Lockheed Martin, Steve laid the foundation for his brokerage career by acquiring and operating several companies for his own account. Through these ventures in the real estate, printing, software, food, medical, and weight loss industries, Steve discovered a passion for sales and acquisitions that led him to join Chase Business Services, Inc., where he quickly made a name for himself and became a principal with the company. After several successful years with Chase, Steve joined forces with long-time colleague Doug Cordell and founded Summit Partners in 1994. Steve has substantial experience in business valuation, corporate exit strategies, mergers and acquisitions representation, real estate issues, and legal and accounting issues. Having owned and operated his own companies, Steve identifies with the complex issues inherent in the divestiture or purchase of a company. Steve is also highly involved as a leader in his church and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Georgia.
Doug is best known for networking and helping others grow their businesses. He began his brokerage career with VR Business Brokers in Atlanta. After two years as a top producer with the company, Doug went out on his own and founded Investors Business Network, quickly becoming one of the top mergers and acquisitions companies serving the southeastern United States. In 1994, Doug sold his interest in the company and joined Steve Tingas at Summit Partners. Doug oversees the Florida branch of Summit’s operations. Doug and his wife, Teresa, are involved in charitable giving to disadvantaged children throughout the world. Doug is also a licensed Real Estate Broker in the states of Georgia and Florida.