Chief Executive Officer
Dean has over 30 years of experience in the employee benefits industry. He began his own agency in 2000 and Austin Benefits Group has grown to become one of Michigan’s largest privately-owned employee benefits agency. His expertise is immediately apparent in the funding, design, implementation and plan administration that has helped hundreds of clients optimize the value of their plans and maximize employee returns. Dean’s drive, passion, and energetic leadership are the force field that continues to push the agency and his desire to revolutionize Benefits and Human Resources.
When you meet Dean, you’ll immediately notice his grit and passion. This translates into his dedication to clients and the innovative mindset that helps them meet their goals.
Prior to founding Austin Benefits Group, Dean was the Regional Vice President at UNUM where he oversaw the merger of UNUM and Provident. Dean is a graduate of Western New England University.
In his free time, Dean enjoys his family, particularly watching his four daughters swim and any type of exercise including Triathlons. Dean also serves on many Boards and Advisory Committees for many of the Insurance Companies. He also had the pleasure of being a past President of the Dad’s Club at Cranbrook Schools.