Dean is a senior executive with experience in complex, global corporate cultures and high-growth mid to late stage companies. Dean spent more than 27 years with Ernst and Young, where he retired as a partner. After leaving Ernst and Young, Dean became a managing partner at Worthy Capital partners.
Dean meets the requirements for an audit committee financial expert and is a National Association of Corporate Directors Governance Fellow demonstrating his commitment to boardroom excellence and ongoing engagement with the director community. He has expertise in financial reporting, tax, operations and mergers & acquisitions with specialization in the information technology (cloud, social media), enterprise risk management, governance and corporate compliance areas. He has worked in the diversified manufacturing, high technology, and insurance sectors, where he gained extensive experience in international markets and operations and consistently played strategic leadership roles.
Dean received his MBA at the University of Colorado – Denver and his undergraduate double major in Accounting / Information Systems at Dordt College and has the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Certified Information Systems Auditor. He has remained active with charitable organization work and industry association affiliations throughout his career.