Formerly a Director of Safeguard International Fund,
a $370 million private equity fund investing in industrial technology companies.
Prior private equity investing includes several years as a principal in a middle-market buyout fund
and in an equity-oriented small business investment company
(SBIC) fund. Previously a consultant for seven years with McKinsey & Company focused on operations improve-
©2012 Evergreen Industries, LLC
Formerly a Principal of Eureka Growth Capital, an $86 million private equity fund investing in growing manufacturing, specialty distribution and business outsourcing companies. Co-founder of 3 successful startups and two management buyouts. Prior investment experience as Managing Director of KBL Healthcare, Vice President of ING, and as a principal in a family-controlled buyout firm. Early career experience in investment banking at EF Hutton and consulting at ICF. BA in Economics from Bowdoin College and MBA from the Wharton School.
Dean has focused on private equity investments across a variety of industries as a Managing Director with Novitas Capital since 1998. He has led investments in and served as Chairman, Director or Observer of over 20 companies. Dean is currently Chairman of Cernostics. Dean also serves as President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), a premier resource for emerging growth. He has extensive operating experience with both large and small companies including Adaptiv Learning Systems and the Chubb Group, where he held a variety of senior management positions. Dean is Vice Chairman of Wharton Private Equity Partners, an international alumni organization (www.wpen.org). BA in Business Administration and Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College and MBA with distinction from the Wharton School.