About Dean

As a former IT Executive, Dean leverages his extensive leadership background as a Talent Acquisition Partner with many “name brand” companies, supporting their corporate level recruiting initiatives. Whether it’s in the Retail, Software Development, Network Management Integration, Financial Services or Food and Beverage market segments, Dean’s commitment is to offer high caliber candidates to fill highly visible positions.

Dean has managed teams of professional and technical staff of up to 130 employees & contractors and has developed accelerated career path planning for individuals to improve their professional assessment and growth. He has served as a member of the Information Technology Advisory Committee for Silicon Valley College and has extensive Volunteer Leadership and Board Member involvement for several non-profit organizations throughout the East Bay Area.

He is the Founder of the National Leadership & Career Management Advisory Group, a multifold Advisory Group, comprised of experts in their respective fields from a variety of market segments across the Country. The purpose is to serve as a primary hub of resources for Leaders who may need confidential guidance or peer training. The program is designed to enhance all aspects of Leadership Development & Advancement, Corporate Visibility & Market-Share and Human Capital & Resource Management through their extensive partner alliance and advisory network.

Additionally, Dean is a contributing author for the “Career Advice” section on high-profile career boards such as CareerBuilder, The Ladders, and 6FigureJobs.  He speaks at Groups & Events throughout the Greater Bay Area including those hosted by UC Berkeley, Saint Mary’s College and Argosy University.  The National Resume Writers Association, recognized as the industry’s leading not-for-profit, member-driven organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of excellence in resume writing, has also embraced Dean’s contributions and philosophies as relevant to the development of a winning resume.

As a public speaker, Dean is recognized for his presentations on Career Transition Management, Resume Development, Competitive Compensation Analysis and Selecting & Working with Recruiters. He has also delivered presentations on Organizational & Effective Leadership, and Team Building.

In January 2002, Dean redefined the Job Connections Outreach Program at Community Presbyterian Church, in the East Bay of San Francisco, which is designed to assist executives in transition. Under Dean’s leadership, with more than 3,600 participants and approximately 65 volunteers, this program has grown to become one of the largest and most reputable professional groups in the Greater Bay Area.  His personality and enthusiasm in leading this ministry has inspired hundreds in the midst of their career transitions.  Dean and his Leadership Team were recognized by the Town of Danville with an “Award of Merit” for the great contribution that this program has had on the Local Community, and in October of 2010, Job Connections was featured on “60 Minutes with Scott Pelley.”  Dean resigned his Leadership role from Job Connections in December 2012.

Dean has also served as a Member of the Graduate Business Advisory Board for Argosy University SFBA.   Argosy University offers professional certificate programs as well as Doctoral, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Education, Business, Health Sciences, Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts, Culinary, Design, Fashion, and Media Arts.

An Ordained Presbyterian Elder in PCUSA, and Musician, Dean plays percussion & sings, and is performing on four CD’s that have been recorded and released over the past several years.  A “Great-Nephew” to the late actor Spencer Tracy, Dean resides in Northern California and celebrates 32 years of marriage to his wife, Denise. They have four children ranging in age from 24 – 30 years old, and are proud grandparents to Kirra May, Benson Maverick, Evie Joy and Jaxon Gregory!

Dean and his wife, Denise also enjoy running their 5 acre horse ranch, and have fun spoiling their 14 horses.  Their long term plan is to establish “Tracy Acres Equine Sanctuary,” a nonprofit organization for retired race horses that are un-adoptable or have special needs.

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