Scaling the summit - Together

Our value creation plan to fuel growth and opportunity for all stakeholders.

Rainier sets itself apart by creating enduring value for investors, portfolio companies, and employees through a disciplined and collaborative value creation strategy, which we call our SUMMIT approach. This acronym embodies our collaborative process that encompasses the full investment life cycle of a portfolio company. Learn more about our impactful approach.


Set the team

Handpick the best leaders. Empower them with incentives. Drive success.


Upgrade Visibility
& Reporting

Enhance metrics with advanced analytics. Provide a clear, current, and comprehensive overview for data-driven decisions.


Map the strategy

Craft a robust, future-back strategy. Capitalize on the company’s competitive advantages.


Maximize Quick Wins

Build momentum. Energize the team. Unlock value with targeted, first-year initiatives.


Instill Operational Rigor

Build a culture and processes that emphasize metrics, accountability, and continuous improvement.


Team Up & Execute

Collaborate with leadership to deliver results.

Latest News

Retail Veteran Hayden Tollas Joins Pet Food Express as Chief Financial Officer

Case Studies, Other, Portfolio Company News, Press Release, Thought Leadership

Oakland, CA (Aug 3, 2023) ­- Pet Food Express (“PFE”), an omnichannel pet retailer that sells healthy pet foods, goods, and services, is pleased to announce the hiring of Hayden Tollas as Chief Financial Officer. Tollas brings two decades of experience leading high-performance teams with a passion for serving mission-driven companies. He previously served as… Read More

Rainier Partners Makes Majority Investment in SCI Flooring, a Leading Floor Covering Services Provider

Portfolio Company News, Press Release, Thought Leadership

Seattle, WA (July 11, 2023) – Rainier Partners, a private equity firm investing in lower middle-market services businesses, is pleased to announce its investment in SCI Flooring (“SCI”), a leading full-service floor covering services provider serving property managers and owners across the Midwest with the opportunity to expand market share in a growing, fragmented industry…. Read More

“Rainier truly understands the importance of hiring and incentivizing the best team for the job. I’ve never worked with a private equity group that is so collaborative. The resources and support that I receive are unmatched, it’s like having my own advanced team. There is a true sense that we will all win together.

Denyelle Bruno

CEO, Pet Food Express