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Dean leads financial operations and reporting at Patch of Land. Additionally, he is responsible for interacting with investors, capital partners and other financial stakeholders.


Concurrently, Dean Mathew founded and manages a boutique private equity group called Laxmi Capital. Dean manages private equity investment funds specializing in various technologies, financial instruments retail and commercial applications. Prior to Laxmi Capital Dean was the Director of Energy Develoment for National Technical Systems (NTS). In his role, Dean had oversight of strategic planning, business development, joint ventures, and acquisitions.

Dean also served as Director of Duke Investments where he managed Duke Energy’s $100M technology investment portfolio and commercial deployments. Dean represented Duke Energy with board roles at Current Communications, Lime Energy, Q Comm Corporation, SmartSynch and eight other economic funds. At Duke, he gained valuable cross-functional experience through a leadership development rotational program with in-depth roles in engineering, M&A, legal, $1.0B real estate and supply chain management.

Dean earned a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta (Canada), and an MBA from Xavier University (Cincinnati).

In 2009 was named a Top 40 under 40 by business and community leaders in Cincinnati, Ohio.