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Dennis Monroe

Senior Distinguished Fellow

  • Education
  • J.D., St. Louis University
    M.B.A., St. Louis University
    B.A., Carthage College

Co-founder and chairman of Monroe Moxness Berg PA, Dennis is a pioneer in corporate financing with a broad network of finance contacts and clients, and a long history of involvement in the restaurant and hospitality industries. He assists businesses in identifying unique financing sources, and developing the financial tools necessary for their growth and development.

Representing lenders, investors, and developers, Dennis has overseen in excess of $5 billion dollars in commercial transactions, ranging from $5,000,000 to $300,000,000. His knowledge is grounded in practical business experience and informed by an entrepreneurial mindset: he served as CEO of Parasole Restaurant Holdings, one of the largest restaurant companies in Minnesota, from 2009 to 2011.

Dennis serves on many for-profit boards and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He received the 2015 Outstanding Director Award from Twin Cities Business for his service on the boards of Nystrom, Inc., Coles Salon, Biffs, Inc. and Carthage College. He is a trustee of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

He currently writes monthly columns for Restaurant Finance Monitor and Foodservice News. He is also a contributing writer to Nation's Restaurant News and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today and numerous other trade publications.