Dean was raised in Mason, Michigan. As a graduate of Mason High School, Class of 1987, he then attended Western Michigan University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1991 with a major in Finance and minor in Accounting, Economics, and General Business. He started his career in financial services later that same year in East Lansing. In 2013, Dean moved his practice to Lansing and founded Cady Financial. Over the last decade, Dean continued to grow and brought Ryan Dugan into his practice in 2021 as a Financial Advisor, to better address and fully service his clients’ needs.
Dean really enjoys meeting new people, getting to know about their situation and seeing how he can bring value to their lives and the people that they care about. Relative to financial issues, he views himself as a guide who can continually be a resource for families as they work their way through life, it’s obstacles and their dreams. Given his extensive knowledge and experience, Dean believes in educating clients, helping them to fully understand their situation, find financial balance, create leverage, and maintain flexibility to better deal with adversity and/or take advantage of opportunities.
When not in service to his clients, Dean enjoys making memories with his family (his wife, Jodie, and their kids, Declan and Maclaren). They enjoy traveling as a family, but their favorite place to spend time is on Beaver Island in Northern Michigan. Additionally, Dean prioritizes staying physically active with a regular schedule of lifting, running, and golf.