“We’re proactive about finding opportunities. What makes us effective is our ability to find exceptional proven leaders within high-growth industries. With those two elements working together, we work to turn up unique deals. We’re better diggers than most.”
Dean joined GTCR in 2001 and is currently a Managing Director of the firm. Prior to joining GTCR, Dean was CEO and co-founder of Delray Farms, LLC, a specialty food retailer. Prior to Delray Farms, Dean was with McKinsey & Company. Dean holds an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School and a BS with high distinction in finance and economics from the University of Illinois, Chicago. As well, Dean is a member of the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.
Dean co-heads the healthcare group at GTCR and has been instrumental in building the firm’s expertise in life sciences and medical devices. He is currently a Director of ConvergEx, Cord Blood Registry, Crealta Pharmaceuticals, Devicor Medical Products and Sterigenics. Dean was previously a director of past GTCR investments, including Actient Pharmaceuticals, ATI Physical Therapy, Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Managed Healthcare Associates, CompBenefits and Polypore.
Dean’s interest in the community is evident by his strong support of WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, a noncommercial, public radio station financed primarily by listener contributions, where he serves as a board member.
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