|C. Dean Metropoulos
The American Hellenic Council honored C. Dean Metropoulos at its 2014 Awards Gala, March 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. He is a member of Leadership 100 and Chairman and CEO of Metropoulos & Co., a boutique acquisition and management firm with offices in New York and Greenwich, Connecticut.
Metropoulos has spent the past 25 years building, restructuring and growing numerous businesses in the U.S., Mexico and Europe. Many of these were subsequently taken public or sold to strategic corporations. Metropoulos & Co. is very well known in the private equity, investment banking, and financial community, and is widely recognized as the leading investment firm in the consumer space having acquired and repositioned more than 300 brands worldwide.
Metropoulos & Co. has been involved in more than 78 acquisitions involving over $48 billion in invested capital over the past 25 years, and has earned some of the most attractive returns on Wall Street. Highly respected for his integrity and commitment, Mr. Metropoulos is a sought after partner by many of the major private equity firms.
Metropoulos and his wife Marianne, who is President and Principal of Aegean Entertainment, a movie production company in Beverly Hills, reside in Greenwich, CT and are the parents of two sons, Evan and Daren.