Dean Ramos

Dean Ramos

Regional Director Minneapolis

Dean Ramos has three decades of experience in capital markets and finance, first at investment banks, initially as head of financial planning and analysis for one of the largest US regional broker dealers and thereafter as a managing director, providing research and recommendations on companies in the technology and consumer industries. He joined American Express Asset Management in 2000 as a professional investor and subsequently became head of technology and telecom investments on a platform that peaked AUM at $21B and won 9 Lipper Awards. His last role was at Columbia Threadneedle Investments as a Senior Portfolio Manager, managing multiple equity strategies that directly invested in both domestic and international markets. He retired from global asset management in 2018. Currently, he researches and writes on markets and helps organizations allocate resources successfully through Arka Kapital, LLC, a firm he formed in 2019. Mr. Ramos is also an Adjunct Professor in Finance at the Graduate School at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, has studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico and the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain, and holds BSc. and MBA degrees from the University of Minnesota. His philanthropic efforts include as an advisor to the Center for Retail Design and Innovation at the College of Design-University of Minnesota, a regional director for the Latvian American Chamber of Commerce and previously as a board member at the Masonic Children’s Hospital at the University of Minnesota.