Dean partners with enterprise and consumer technology companies placing senior level executives. Clients include both venture capital funded, as well as larger, private equity backed and publicly traded companies. His core area of focus is placing senior executives in general management (CEO/GM) and go-to-market/product leadership roles.
Dean has been working in executive search for over a decade. Prior to joining SPMB, Dean spent six years in the cleared public sector working with intelligence agencies in Northern Virginia and Maryland. Holding a clearance himself, he led a team partnering with government subcontractors to execute on a variety of projects placing senior technology leaders to support mission critical, global deployments.
Dean earned his undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania where he played varsity lacrosse. An active alumnus and member of the Alumni Interviewing Community, he founded and hosts an annual Penn golf outing in Northern California, The Quaker Classic. Dean also supports several Northern California charitable initiatives focused on mental health and youth services by hosting an annual event to raise awareness and contributions (Safe & Sound; The Edgewood Center for Children and Families).