Operating from SPMB’s San Francisco Office, Dean partners with enterprise and consumer technology companies placing senior level executives. His core area of focus is placing senior executives in general management (CEO / GM) and go-to-market (Sales, Marketing, Customer Success) and Product leadership roles.
Previous Experience: Dean has operated in the executive search industry 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 in support of mission critical, global deployments. Clients included Verizon Federal, Lockheed Martin, TASC, Booz Allen Hamilton, and TASC.
Education/Personal: Dean earned his undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania where he played on the Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Team. An active alumnus and member of the Alumni Interviewing Community, he founded and hosts the first and only annual Penn golf outing in Northern California, The Quaker Classic. Dean also supports several Northern California charity 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).
What are you passionate about?
The outdoors — hiking, fly fishing, golfing. I am also an avid acrylic painter and have been since I was nine, my favorite subjects are wilderness landscapes and a variety of wildlife, although my top favorites are native trout.
Where have you traveled and where would you still like to go?
During college I spent six months abroad in Australia, traveling up and down the East Coast, spending the majority of my time in Sydney. It is one of the most diverse and uniquely breathtaking places on the planet and I would love to return to explore the rest of the country.
Who is your favorite author?
Whether it be his entertaining short stories, classical novels, or a biography about his life, Ernest Hemingway is one of a kind.
Which three words would you use to describe yourself?
Self-aware, resolute, and exuberant
What’s the most non traditional job you’ve ever had?
I spent a very long, exhausting summer working at a box cutting factory before college. I was responsible for transporting large amounts of cardboard to and from cutting machines, operating these machines, and creating bales of cardboard for recycling from the scraps. It was there I gained an enormous appreciation for the labors and intricacies of box making.