Dean joined NWP in February 2012 and has over 27 years of private equity, corporate venturing and strategy consulting experience. At Next Wave, Dean leads the sourcing and execution of new investments and provides on-going portfolio company management. Dean joined NWP from Primary Capital, where he gained more than 7 years of mid-market private equity investment experience. Prior to this Dean spent 9 years with Accenture working across venture capital, corporate venturing and strategy consulting divisions, covering a variety of sectors before focusing on investments in the communications and high-tech space.

Dean’s sits on the board of a number of Next Wave portfolio companies, and has previously represented the Funds at Molinare, Roof-Maker and Fox International. He is a member of Next Wave’s Investment Committee.

Dean has an MBA from INSEAD and BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering from the University of New South Wales (Sydney).

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