Founder & CEO
After earning his undergraduate degree at West Point, Dean served as an officer, helicopter pilot and US Army Ranger. While in the army, he earned his MBA in finance from California State University and launched his career with former big five firm KPMG Consulting as a project manager.
For more than a decade, Dean was in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry at Procter & Gamble and Mars, Inc. in business development, sales, marketing and strategy. He was also a Division I ice hockey player, which fits his highly competitive nature and winning spirit.
Prior to starting Authentically American®, Dean served for five years as the president and CEO/owner of Omega Apparel, a leading supplier of dress uniforms for the US military.
Under his leadership, Omega expanded into the commercial market and launched a professional services business. He executed a buyout with his former partner in 2017, which enabled him to focus exclusively on launching Authentically American® and building an iconic American brand.
Dean is happily married to his bride Kelly of 23 years and they have four children, their youngest being adopted from Ethiopia in 2012. He enjoys being an active member of his church and serving as a board member for companies and nonprofit organizations.