Corey Dean is a seasoned technology executive with substantial financial services industry experience and the ability to bridge gaps between technology and business by understanding the demands of both. He is an accomplished “builder,” creating systems and processes where little or no structure previously existed.
Corey’s experience spans the entire technology stack. He has designed, tested, and implemented complex technology solutions across disparate platforms using a variety of technologies. He also has strong information security, regulatory oversight and compliance, process engineering, and business continuity/disaster recovery experience and is an accomplished project manager and team leader.
Corey oversees operations for West Monroe’s Performance Services practice. He led implementation of the firm’s IT service management systems and guided the practice through its inaugural SSAE16 audit. He also helped develop an internal leadership and management training program.
Corey joined West Monroe Partners from Eris Exchange, a swap futures exchange in Chicago for which he was a director and head of technology. He led the firm’s technical application to achieve designated contract market (DCM) designation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission – the first post-Dodd-Frank DCM designation. He also led technology development and testing, product development, infrastructure planning, and the exchange information security program.
Corey began his career in marketing and sales before moving into technology in 1998. He assumed progressively responsible roles in managing and overseeing all functions within a technology organization, primarily with organizations in the trading and finance industries.
Corey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Business from Illinois Wesleyan University. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Information Systems from DePaul University. He is on the board of a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing low-cost housing to veterans and has counseled other not-for-profit startups.