Dennis Coker

Dennis Coker

  • Position: Managing Director
  • Education: B.A. in Business Administration – University of Mississippi; M.B.A. – University of Memphis
  • Professional Certifications:  Series 79 and 63

Dennis Coker, Managing Director of Founders Building Materials practice, is based in the firm’s Dallas office. Dennis brings more than 20 years of experience in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for private and public companies in the mineral, mining and construction product industries.

Dennis spent the majority of his career at international and national construction materials companies, leading merger and acquisition, divestiture and strategic planning activities. He began his career in the transportation industry and quickly transitioned into a corporate development and strategic planning role.

Prior to Founders, Dennis served for four years as a managing director at a Dallas-based strategic advisory firm, where he provided corporate development expertise – including transaction advisory, market analysis and strategic growth consulting – to clients in the construction materials industry. He is an active member of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association and previously served as Executive Board Member and Treasurer, Co-chair of the Membership Committee, and Chairman of the Young Leaders Council for the association.

Dennis resides in Dallas with his wife, Virginia, and two children. He earned his bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Mississippi, his Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis.