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Dean Gardner
Dean has a 30-year career as a senior international financial and operational executive spans the high-tech manufacturing, software, agricultural, distribution and technical service sectors.

At A Glance

  • CFO, CEO, COO, Board member
  • Middle market to large multi-nationals
  • PE and VC portfolio company CFO
  • M&A, JV and divestiture leadership
  • Turnarounds – architect and execution
  • Extensive international experience
  • High technology, game development, agri-business, industrial verticals
  • Manufacturing, distribution, and service businesses
  • Managed multi-state and multi-country operations
  • Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese; can communicate in French

Key Leadership Accomplishments

  • Led two complete acquisition projects, from identification through integration, in Holland and Alaska
  • Negotiated and planned two joint ventures in the video editing and silicon wafer businesses
  • Prepared six companies/business units for sale, successfully completing divestiture strategies
  • Established wholly owned sales subsidiaries in China, Korea, and India; established an engineering center in Beijing and a manufacturing operation in Shanghai
  • Created a software development center in India and distribution centers in the Netherlands Antilles and Holland

Bio

Dean Gardner’s 30-year career as a senior international financial and operational executive spans the high-tech manufacturing, software, agricultural, distribution and technical service sectors, where his leadership experience includes turnarounds, business development, financings, Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and compliance, M&A, divestitures and strategic planning. His executive roles have been in private equity and venture capital portfolio companies, large multi-nationals and family-owned businesses. Gardner’s experience includes 8 years as a Partner with Tatum, LLC, where he served as Interim CFO or led key initiatives for a number of high-profile public and privately held clients. He has been stationed in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the USA and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and can communicate in French. He holds a BBA in Marketing and an MBA in Finance, both from the University of Texas at Austin.