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John C. Dean

John C. Dean

John C. Dean is president and CEO of Central Pacific Financial Corp. (CPF) and Central Pacific Bank (CPB). Dean has spent 31 years as an executive in the financial services industry focusing on turnarounds in the banking industry.

Prior to arriving at CPF, Dean was CEO at Silicon Valley Bancshares and Silicon Valley Bank from l993 to 2001, Pacific First Bank (1991–1993), First Interstate Bank of Washington (1990–1991), First Interstate Bank of Oklahoma (1986–1990) and First Interstate System Inc (1982–1986).

A graduate of Holy Cross College, a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Western Samoa and a graduate of the Wharton School with an MBA in Finance, Dean was recognized by Business Week as one of Silicon Valley’s top 25 “movers and shakers” in 1997. In 2001, he was recognized by Forbes as one of the “50 most powerful dealmakers.”

Dean is managing general partner of Startup Capital Ventures, and is a director of the following technology companies, including AGIS, Think Finance, Zero2IPO and Adama.

Dean’s community involvement includes being an advisor to the board of the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania. He is the founder and sponsor of Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series at the University of Hawai‘i’s Shidler College of Business and has endowed a faculty chair at the college. He is also a director of the UH’s Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business. Dean is the founder and chairman emeritus of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawai‘i and is chairman of the Emmett R. Quady Foundation, his family foundation.

He lives in Waimanalo.

Select a regent to learn more about that individual. Regents serve through June 30 of the indicated year.

John Holzman, headshot
John C. Holzman
Chair
Honolulu County
Term ends 2014
Saedene Ota, headshot
Saedene Ota
Vice Chair
Maui County
Term ends 2015
James Lee, headshot
James H. Q. Lee
Vice Chair
Honolulu County
Term ends 2014
Jeffrey Acido
Jeffrey Tangonan Acido
Student Seat
Term ends 2014
Eugene Bal III
Eugene Bal III
Maui County
Term ends 2018
Carl A. Carlson Jr., headshot
Carl A. Carlson Jr.
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2016
John Dean
John C. Dean
Honolulu County
Term ends 2017
Chuck Gee, headshot
Chuck Y. Gee
Honolulu County
Term ends 2015
Benjamin Kudo
Benjamin Asa Kudo
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2017
Coralie Chun Matayoshi, headshot
Coralie Chun Matayoshi
Honolulu County
Term ends 2016
Barry Mizuno, headshot
Barry T. Mizuno
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2018
Randolph Moore, headshot
Randolph G. Moore
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2018
Jeffrey Portnoy, headshot
Jeffrey Portnoy
Honolulu County
Interim Appointment Term ends 2014
Tom Shigemoto, headshot
Tom H. Shigemoto
Kaua‘i County
Term ends 2017
Jan Sullivan, headshot
Jan Naoe Sullivan
Honolulu County
Term ends 2016