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Dean Nelson Named Technology and Digital Advisory National Director for CohnReznick Advisory


5/26/15

New Principal Will Lead Growing Practice Area for the Firm

Boston, MA – CohnReznick, one of the leading accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the U.S., announces the appointment of Dean Nelson as a principal and the Technology and Digital Advisory National Director for the Firm’s Advisory practice.

Dean will lead the growth of technology and digital services with an emphasis on core technology, CIO advisory, analytics, package selection, and implementation and infrastructure.

“The technology needs of growing businesses are evolving daily, and expanding our technology services is one of our top strategic goals. Dean’s broad technology and digital background brings seasoned, strategic leadership to an already strong and talented team. We are excited about the collaboration and innovation that will result from this expansion and the ways it will allow us to better serve our clients. There was extraordinary marketplace interest in this role, and Dean was the perfect fit among a group of top candidates,” said Keith Denham, Managing Principal and National Director of CohnReznick Advisory Group.

“I am proud to join CohnReznick’s Advisory group and be a part of the exciting growth happening here,” stated Dean. “Our talented teams of professionals are passionate and motivated about solving client problems, being on the forefront of emerging issues, and providing best-in-class career development for our people.”

Dean joins the Firm from Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in Boston, where he served as Managing Partner. In this role, he was successful in leading the Enterprise Strategy practice across the Americas. Earlier in his career, he served as a principal at IBM, and a Big Four accounting firm. In those roles, he led fast-paced technology practices.

He has spearheaded enterprise-wide initiatives such as new innovative service offerings and developing disruptive technology strategies. A proven leader with a strong business development track record, Dean also specializes in cloud innovation, predictive analytics, business intelligence, and process improvement.

He earned a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance from the School of Business at St. Thomas University. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

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