AVO Financial Executive Team

George E. Dennis, Sales Manager / MBA

As Sales Manager at AVO Financial George E. Dennis is responsible to motivate registered representatives and provide them with a tenured and experienced mentor. Additionally, he consults with his own personal clients about financial solutions to fit their needs at any stage of life.

Prior to joining AVO Financial, Mr. Dennis has been affiliated with three national consulting firms, several prominent commercial banks, a Wall Street investment bank, and a national financial planning firm.  He has also created and launched his own successful consulting firm.
As a business consultant and financial analyst, Mr. Dennis has worked with more than 100 business owners throughout the U.S. and Canada.  His overall business expertise and creativity have enabled him to improve the bottom line profitability of many types and sizes of businesses.
He received a BA degree from Weber State University and an MBA from the University of Dallas.  Mr. Dennis’ securities and insurance licenses include a series 7, 63, 65, accident & health, life & variable contracts. Outside of his work life, Mr. Dennis enjoys studying languages and is fluent in French, Spanish, Tahitian, and English.  He is also a talented composer and musician.  


Steven R. Summers, Corporate Trainer / CFP

As the Corporate Trainer, Mr. Steven R. Summers utilizes his extensive knowledge and experience to train and inspire the entire AVO Financial team.

Additionally, he has been a certified financial planner for more than a decade, and provides a seasoned perspective on investments, retirement planning, estate planning, and much more for a clientele of business owners, professionals and retirees. Throughout his career, Mr. Summer’s has helped hundreds of clients by offering financial strategies and professional planning.

Mr. Summers graduated from Brigham Young University with a double major in Chinese and Asian Studies and went on to serve for 24 years in the CIA. As a believer in the importance of continuing education, Mr. Summers has worked to become a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors / Financial Planning Association.

In his spare time Mr. Summers enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.


D. Luke Brandley, Corporate Recruiter 

As the Corporate Recruiter for AVO Financial, Mr. D. Luke Brandley has been influential in building an experienced, professional, and successful team.

Prior to AVO Financial, Mr. Brandley worked as the Account Manager for a Fortune 100 company. While there he gained a wealth of experience managing hundreds of individuals, numerous projects/departments, and client relations.

Mr. Brandley received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Utah State University and was recognized on the National Dean’s List. He has a long and successful track record of exceeding expectations and delivering exceptional performance. For Mr. Brandley, his family is his inspiration; and he spends any spare time with his wife and eight children.


Furthermore, AVO Financial has a tremendous team of financial advisors and administrative staff!