Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Business Development Executive and Resilience Expert Dean M. Becker Joins Kelleher Associates as Vice President, Corporate Business Development

Wayne, PA – July 18, 2012 -- Dean M. Becker, President and Co-Founder of Adaptiv Learning Systems, has joined Kelleher Associates, LLC, as Vice President, Corporate Business Development. Kelleher is the Philadelphia region’s premier career management and executive coaching firm.

Becker brings to Kelleher more than 25 years of experience selling and delivering executive search, training and executive coaching services to organizations and individuals in the Delaware Valley and worldwide.

Prior to assuming leadership of Adaptiv Learning Systems, Becker managed companies in the human resources and healthcare arenas. In 1988 he founded Preferred Medical Services, a physician billing and practice management company. Earlier in his career, he focused on executive search and recruitment for the IT industry. 

Becker is a recognized expert in the field of individual and organizational resilience, having directed the development and delivery of Adaptiv’s research-based resilience assessments, coaching and training programs to more than 27,000 managers and business leaders worldwide.

“Dean’s particular strengths in business development, executive level relationship building and master level executive coaching lend themselves extremely well to his new role building lasting corporate relationships at Kelleher. And the resilience assessment and coaching process that he brings to Kelleher provides a new and powerful skill set to our clients.” said Mitch Wienick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kelleher Associates. 

An accomplished speaker, Dean has delivered hundreds of presentations and workshops on resilient leadership to Fortune 100 companies including Verizon, Walgreens, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Stryker, United Technologies and Sprint/Nextel. 

“From his initial sales experience at IBM to his serial entrepreneurship, Dean embodies the focus, energy, and talent that we value. His enduring relationships with both regional and national companies will be of great benefit to Kelleher.” said Anne Robson, Chief Client Officer of Kelleher Associates.

Becker holds an MBA in Medical Group Management from the University of Saint Thomas and a BA in Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College. He serves on the Board of Directors and on the Executive Committee of the Freedom Valley YMCA. He is a Supervisor of Perkiomen Township, PA and chairs the Central Perkiomen Valley Regional Planning Commission.

About Kelleher Associates, LLC
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