Mike Ong and Peter Dennis

Michael R. Ong and Peter Dennis Named Principals at Burke Capital


Burke Capital proudly announces the addition of two first-rate executives to its professional team; financial services veteran Michael R. Ong and manufacturing expert Peter Dennis. They are joining as principals to help meet the needs of the growing number of businesses that can benefit from Burke Capital’s services.

“We believe this is an excellent time to staff up,” said Jim Burke, founder & investing partner. “This is an opportunity for us to add talented and experienced financial professional to our team.”

As chief credit officer, Ong helped engineer the successful sale of San Jose’s Focus Business Bank to Heritage Bank of Commerce in August, serving as an integral member of the team. Burke noted that he is a proven senior executive with a unique background of middle-market business leadership.

Previously at Burke Capital, Ong held positions as president, acting CFO, chief restructuring officer and court-appointed receiver for clients, providing crisis consulting services to a diverse range of businesses, including heavy equipment and consumer products manufacturing, commercial construction, furniture importing, social media, and crowd sourcing.

Dennis has held leadership roles in manufacturing, operations and finance, most recently establishing the supply chain for an eclectic bicycle company. He brings an entrepreneurial spirit, working with clients to rapidly determine what issues need to be addressed and develop clever, innovative solutions.

“Peter’s ‘out- of-the-box’ thinking has solved many issues for clients,” Burke said. “He understands the minute details that can make or break a business, as well as the broader business strategy. Dennis is an expert in cash management, systems engineering, cost analysis and improvement, and supply chain management.”