Dean was born in Halifax and graduated from Dalhousie University with a degree in Commerce, majoring in finance. He began his investment career in 1987 and has held the designation of Certified Financial Planner for over thirteen years. His impressive career has grown over the years to include Principle of Horizon Financial Services, Sales Manager of Manulife Financial/Manulife Securities and District Vice President of RBC Global Asset Management. Dean has a deep commitment to his field and over the years has been recognized with many industry awards and has been asked to speak at a variety conferences. Dean resides in Manotick, Ontario with his spouse Trish and their two children. He is a founding member and Vice President of the National Capital Chapter of the Sunshine Foundation, a member of the Ottawa Humane Society and raised funds to support our Canadian Olympic athletes through the Gold Medal Plate Dinner fundraiser.