TJ Dembinski

TJ Dembinski

My entire life, I’ve played on small sports teams and found deep meaning from them.

I loved the way each of my teammates had their role, how they were as reliant on me as I was on them, and how, no matter the outcome, we all came together as a team to work towards getting better the next day.

So working for a company with 60,000 employees in New York was a bit of a shock. While I learned a lot, I missed the feeling of being a part of the core pulse of an organization. I wanted to rediscover what it meant to be a part of a small team and I wanted to do this as a part of something that I believed in.

That’s what led me to Drive Capital.

In the process of getting to know the firm, I found what I had missed: a small, tightly aligned team on a mission. Speaking with everyone at Drive and seeing the firmness of their conviction was contagious. Just like everyone else here, I too believe that the next set of market-defining companies will be based in the Midwest. The beauty of this is that it is no longer just a belief, it’s backed by results.

I now have the privilege of working with a small group marching towards making big change. In the process, I get to help other small teams here in the Midwest grow into big teams and have a profound impact on the world around us. It doesn’t get more rewarding than that.

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