Dean Patane, CPA
Executive Director


Dean brings many years of executive search expertise to his role as Executive Director at Northbound. His wealth of Accounting & Finance experience, both from his functional roles at PwC and Mastercard, along with many years of assisting highly sought after organizations recruit top talent, makes him a tremendous leader within the organization. Dean has been highly regarded in the industry for his unique ability to act as a value-added career consultant to high performing professionals in and around NYC. He has been a key member of our Executive Leadership Team and plays an instrumental role in driving the firm’s continued success. Before joining Northbound, Dean was the co-founder of a highly regarded boutique executive recruiting firm and prior to this, he managed the New York Region for the world's second largest executive recruiting firm. At Mastercard, he was in their U.S. finance division and was an Auditor at both PwC and Berdon. Dean received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance at the State University of New York at Buffalo and is a CPA in the State of New York. When he is not introducing great firms to great people, Dean enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling, sports, wine collecting and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

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