Dean spent over 20 years of his career as a lender where he was employed by mainstream banks and investment companies. He began his career at Abbey National and spent 10 years in the Specialist Underwriting and Credit Risk departments before moving on to work for Close Brothers Bank. In that role, he was Assistant Director within a fund management business focused on residential and commercial investment and development. During this period he assisted in the creation of a development finance lender providing finance for residential schemes whilst also managing investments across a range of property sectors. Dean was asked to create a new lender for a large financial services company and founded Ingenious Real Estate which provided development finance and funded numerous sites throughout the UK.
In 2016 Dean decided to utilise his lending experience to assist clients and founded an advisory business that sourced and structured finance requirements in all property sectors. This culminated in founding Aureum Finance, a corporate finance advisor that provides a range of finance and insurance services whilst specialising in development finance and equity raising.