Christopher J. DeanManaging Director
Chris joined Summit Partners in 2001 and focuses primarily on the growth products & services sector.
Chris has served as a board director for many companies, and is currently a director of Aurora Diagnostics, Champion, Focus Financial Partners, QuietStream Financial, Salient Partners and Sun Trading. His prior directorships include optionsXpress (NASDAQ: OXPS, later acquired by Charles Schwab), Progressive Finance (acquired by Aaron's), PSC Info Group (acquired by Roark Capital Group) and Senior Home Care (acquired by Oaktree Capital Management).
Prior to Summit, Chris worked for Morgan Stanley, J.H. Whitney & Co. and Sun Microsystems. He holds a BA in history, summa cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Harvard Business School.