Dean Kaplan

President at The Kaplan Group
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Dean Kaplan personally handles all large debt collection matters and has negotiated more than $500 million in business transactions. He’s also written more than 200 business plans. Dean graduated with an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In the two decades prior to joining The Kaplan Group, Dean ran a variety of manufacturing, technology and consulting businesses, both as an owner or senior executive.

Dean spent eight years as the President/Owner of AMI, Inc. (a custom fiberglass manufacturer for companies such as Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Macy’s, Hard Rock Casinos and Guess) and seven years as the CFO/VP of Corporate Development of Beatnik Inc. (audio software found on more than a billion phones). As CFO/COO of venture funded Xing Technology, Dean negotiated the $75 million sale of the company after it developed the world’s first mp3 software recorder.

Dean has traveled to more than 40 countries negotiating large business deals with some of the largest tech, music and phone companies in the world. For one significant deal, he helmed a $250 million equity investment by a Japanese company into a US company that was owned by a British company.

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