A veteran sales, marketing, and finance executive, Dean Kretschmar has led Soaring Eagle Investments, LLC, as CEO since 2010. His firm evaluates middle-market companies in the consumer, distribution, and retail sectors and pursues targeted acquisitions. Dean Kretschmar assists businesses in developing long-term gr… Read More
A veteran sales, marketing, and finance executive, Dean Kretschmar has led Soaring Eagle Investments, LLC, as CEO since 2010. His firm evaluates middle-market companies in the consumer, distribution, and retail sectors and pursues targeted acquisitions. Dean Kretschmar assists businesses in developing long-term growth strategies through streamlined marketing and sales efforts. He regularly reports to stakeholders on the development of end-to-end business plans designed to give firms a distinct competitive advantage.
Mr. Kretschmar earned his BBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. From 1997 to 1999, he served as Vice President and Private Lending Specialist with Nations Bank (acquired by Bank of America). In this capacity, he managed lending relationships with clients of high net worth and recommended appropriate debt products. He undertook detailed loan application analysis, which included income and asset verification, and managed a portfolio encompassing more than 50 pipeline loans.
As Vice President of Acquisitions with Group One Capital/Von Allmen Capital, Dean Kretschmar helped guide activities of a holding company invested in small-to-medium-sized firms. He additionally led the Group One subsidiary Wireless Dimensions, a $10 million Melbourne, Florida, retail wireless enterprise, from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Kretschmar coordinated the firm’s full spectrum of vendor relationships and injected capital as required. He notably managed operating cycles and cash flow in order to restructure debt and to improve working capital. He also increased competitive capacities through a strategic merger with Aries Manufacturing.
Prior to establishing his current venture, Dean Kretschmar served as Vice President/Director of House Accounts with the beauty-products retailer and distributor Beauty Alliance. An active Church by the Glades member in Coral Springs, Florida, Mr. Kretschmar also supports the Jimmie Johnson Foundation. Read Less
2010-present, President of Soaring Eagle Investments, LLC
2005-2007, VP, Director of House Accounts at Beauty Alliance
1999-2005, VP of Acquisitions at Group One Capital/Von Allmen Capital
2002-2005, VP of Acquisitions at Wireless Dimensions
1997-1999, VP, Private Lending Specialist at Nations Bank
BA, Art Institute of Fortt Lauderdale, Art of Cooking
BBA, Baylor University Hankamer School of Business, Finance, Entrepreneurship
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