Managing director, Columbia Equity Partners
Columbia Equity Partners has made a number of aviation investments including launching Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris in 2004. As well as a Director at Volaris, Dean is also a Director in SearchForce and Prophet. He is also Chairman of Stellar Labs.
Dean previously worked at Bain & Company for 13 years where he was a Director and Managing Partner (Africa), and has advised senior executives and company boards on merger, acquisition, divestiture, business strategy, and other issues in a variety of industries, primarily to Fortune 1000 companies. Dean has worked extensively in Mexico, Spain, various parts of the US and South Africa.
Dean graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California Berkeley where he studied Economics and Rhetoric. He received an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. Dean sits on various company boards of directors.