Dean Dussias Joins Virtas Partners as Managing Director

CHICAGO, Jan. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dean Dussias has joined Virtas Partners as Managing Director. Virtas Partners is an advisory firm helping clients successfully navigate key transitions, including corporate restructurings, IPOs, capital placements and carve-outs.

“Dean will support our clients in their most important transitional events, including acquisitions, divestitures and financings; as well as strategy, change management, growth and turnaround activity,” said Virtas co-founder Neal McNamara.

Dussias joins Virtas from Arete General Management where he was a principal focused on delivering value for clients through improved execution, growth, capital raising and sharper strategic focus.

Previously, Dussias served in senior leadership roles as COO of Magnetar Investment Management, an alternative investment advisor that was owned by Magnetar Capital; CEO of Exxceed, a human capital management and software-as-a service provider; CFO and COO of software provider NumeriX, and Vice President and General Manager of Cartographic and Information Services and Business-to-Business Sales at Rand McNally & Company.

“Dean has a unique background enabling him to align investors, boards, senior management teams and their organizations to deliver superior performance through sustainable value creation. He has held CEO, COO and CFO positions, raised capital, both debt and equity, led corporate restructurings, transformations for growth and organization expansion,” said Virtas co-founder Timothy P. Czmiel.

“Most importantly, Dean lives the values central to our culture at Virtas Partners: trust, teamwork and relationships, aligning our interests with our clients to deliver superior value,” Czmiel said.

Dussias holds an MBA in Strategy, Finance and Accounting from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Brown University.

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Virtas Partners is an advisory firm preparing companies for their most critical transitions:

  • Carve-outs | Divestitures | IPOs
  • Capital Structuring | Placements
  • Financial Advisory | Interim Management

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