C. Dean Metropoulos
Over the past three decades, Dean Metropoulos, founder and CEO of Metropoulos & Company, has been involved in over 80 acquisitions and transformed scores of struggling businesses. Having made his first American acquisition of a cheese company at age 32, he has amassed an impressive investment track record that includes hundreds of household name brands, including Hostess Brands, Bumble Bee Tuna, Chef Boyardee, Vlasic Pickles, Mumm and Perrier Jouet champagnes, and public companies, such as Pinnacle Foods and Premier Foods in the United Kingdom.
He earned a B.A. and an M.B.A. at Babson College and later enrolled in post graduate studies in International Finance at Columbia University, while starting his career at GTE which later became Verizon. At GTE he became the youngest senior vice president for the company’s international business.