Dean Hartley

Dean is a seasoned business leader with a proven track record of founding, scaling, and successfully exiting technology-focused SMEs over a span of three decades. In 2018, he exited his most recent business, solidifying his expertise in strategic decision-making and operational excellence.

Having previously held esteemed positions as CTO and Managing Director, Dean has honed his business acumen to become a highly sought-after strategic consultant and advisor within the expansive technology sectors. As a commercially driven entrepreneur, he recognises the paramount importance of driving innovation and fostering growth to generate substantial value within organisations.

Dean firmly advocates for active involvement in digital transformation and automation as
indispensable factors in enabling businesses to adapt, thrive, and seize new market opportunities. With extensive hands-on experience in implementing cutting-edge technologies and successfully delivering products on a global scale, he possesses the comprehensive insights necessary to provide expert guidance across multiple areas, critical to achieving company growth and long-term prosperity.

In addition to his consulting role, Dean is also an active Angel investor supporting pre and post revenue start-ups. His investment focus centres on visionary deep tech and sustainability projects, aligning with his commitment to advancing ground-breaking solutions for a sustainable future.

Key Skills:

  • Technology and Innovation
  • Product Development
  • Driving growth
  • Strategy
  • Identifying and managing risk.
  • Digital transformation and automation
  • Building teams
  • International business development
  • Inward investment; Angel, V.C, Crowd-fund and alternatives
  • M&A, MBO, succession planning, exit strategy