Dr. Tom Deans is the author of, Every Family’s Business — the best-selling family business book of all-time — selected by The New York Times as one of the Top Ten Books Business Owners Should Read. With more than a million copies sold in more than 100 countries, the book provides the framework for his public lectures and seminars. Having delivered more than 1000 speeches in 25 countries – his long-awaited sequel — Willing Wisdom was released to critical acclaim and is already an international best-seller.
Dr. Deans’ Every Family’s Business Keynote is for all business owners who must find a timely transition of their ownership. The last deal is a business owner’s hardest deal, which explains why so many business owners struggle to exit. This award-winning speaker leaves business owners with the confidence and the tools to find the exit that is right for them.
Dr. Deans’ Willing Wisdom Keynote isn’t just for business owners, it’s for everyone in America over the age of 18. This presentation makes the perfect spousal event on your convention program and is guaranteed to start crucial family conversations about the transition of family wealth.
Previously, Deans was the CEO of a large multinational family business, has worked in banking and in government relations, and has been the president of a railway. Tom has been featured in numerous magazines and journals including Profit, Money Sense, Inc. The wall Street Journal and The New York Times. A frequent guest on CNBC, Money Line and BNN, Tom is a highly sought after international public speaker on succession planning, wealth management and philanthropic giving. With his family selling businesses for more than $100 million, prepare to unlearn everything you thought you knew about business succession planning and estate planning.
Deans earned a Ph.D. from the University of Warwick in England.