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, Invoice Cloud, QuietStream Financial, Salient Partners and Vestmark. His prior directorships include Focus Financial Partners (acquired by KKR and Stone Point Capital), optionsXpress (NASDAQ: OXPS, later acquired by Charles Schwab), Progressive Finance (acquired by Aaron's, NYSE: AAN), PSC Info Group (acquired by Roark Capital Group), Senior Home Care (acquired by Oaktree Capital Management) and Sun Trading.
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.
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