Dean S. Wikenheiser


Dean has over 15 years of professional experience including corporate finance, corporate development, consulting and public accounting.

Prior to joining Stone Arch Capital, Dean served as Assistant Controller at Lifetouch Inc. where his responsibilities included financial reporting, budgeting and strategic planning. Before joining Lifetouch Dean was Manager of Corporate Development at Lawson Software responsible for opportunity screening, due diligence, business valuation and integration for Lawson’s M&A activities.

Dean began his career at Arthur Andersen with experience in both the Transaction Advisory and Audit Services practices in Minneapolis, Washington DC and London. In addition to providing audit and M&A consulting services to a variety of private and public clients, Dean worked with a London-based team to provide dedicated due diligence services to private equity clients on a variety of UK and cross-border transactions.

Dean is a graduate of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota (M.B.A.) and the University of Notre Dame (B.A. in Accountancy, with honors) and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Dean lives in Plymouth with his wife and three children and enjoys spending time with his family and watching Notre Dame Football.


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