Dean's expertise is in K-12 provider due diligence, business models and strategy, federal education policy, public school reform, and the history of the school improvement marketplace.
Before joining GHP, he acted as President of New Education Economy and editor of K-12 Leads – a weekly web-enabled report of local, state, federal and international agencies grant and contract RFPs in P-16 education and youth services. He was Founder and President of Education Entrepreneurs Fund, a $15 million loan, equity, joint venture investment portfolio in emerging k-12 providers.
Dean also acted as Chief Operating Officer of New American Schools, a $125 million competitive R&D program to scale whole school reform. Prior to New American Schools Dean worked as a Senior Social Scientist at RAND Education with a focus on policy analysis around new structures of public education.