Glenn Dean received his MBA in strategic planning, finance and accounting from the University of Washington in 1992, earned his CPA certification, and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for collegiate business schools. He has held executive management positions in finance and operations in a variety of industries, including financial services, technology and health care. Primarily an entrepreneur, he has experience in business strategy development, operational design and implementation, finance and strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions. He has authored several articles on financial management and strategic planning, and has recently written several chapters for a book on Urgent Care Management.
As a finance executive in the 1990s for MicroAge, a Fortune 100 technology distribution company, Dean helped grow the company-owned network to 45 locations through acquisition and integration, helping the company generate $5B in annual revenues. In 1999, he joined an executive team assembled to create a company, Zanova, to expand and market an online website development tool pioneered by a team of innovative technologists. His primary responsibility at Zanova was to prepare the company for equity funding or acquisition.
Dean managed the relationship with William Blair & Company, a Chicago-based investment bank, created the financial model and necessary offering documents which ultimately resulted in a $20M acquisition by Onvia.com in July 2000. Along with key members of the Zanova executive team post acquisition, he created Apriva, a wireless gateway for processing payments from point of sale devices. He created the finance and operating model and was an integral member of the team tasked with raising growth capital; Apriva signed an agreement for $14M in venture capital financing from Canaan Partners of Menlo Park, Calif.
Shufeldt and Dean met in 2007. Recognizing their complementary skill sets, they partnered to bring innovative business ideas to the market. In 2008, Dean joined NextCare to focus on acquisitions, hospital partnerships and new lines of business. Through efforts to continually innovate, streamline operations and provide new services to patients, he helped expand the company to 58 locations and $100M in revenue. While creating the business structure that would become MeMD in 2010, the two men created Immediate Clinic. In 2011, they partnered with a public healthcare company that invested $4M in a joint venture to create an Urgent Care division. They also developed five Urgent Care locations in the Northwest, which were subsequently acquired by the majority investor as an operating platform for future expansion.