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Dean Sjong

Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

President, Previously Business Consultant, Self-Employed.

President, Previously Business Consultant, Self-Employed.

9 vouches

Involved In



Timeline Design/Build, Maxim Construction Corp., Richmond Self Storage, to name a few.


Founder/President May 2013 - present
Business Consultant Self-Employed May 2009 - March 2013
President Merit Building Supply,Inc May 1993 - May 2009
Sales Representative/Assistant Manager Alcoa Building Products August 1988 - May 1993


North Central College Business Administration, Communication, Marketing 1984 - 1988

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Marketplaces
  • • Scaling a service business
Markets of Interest
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home

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Heath Rosten
We worked together  •  V.P. Sales and Marketing, Previously Treasury Sales Analyst, Bank of America.
Dean is a great entrepreneur because he focuses on solving real world problems by being heavily involved in the industry with the problem. H ... e doesn't dive into a project unless he knows there is a huge need that has to be met.
They're my friends
Dean is an excellent advisor to regarding small business as well as providing sound coaching and recommendations on small business contracti ... ng jibs
Jim Connelly
We worked together  •  Founder & Creative Director, Cedarock Communications.
I have enjoyed working with Dean at three of his companies. He has a deep understanding of trends, business, growth, and customer satisfact ... ion. Dean is one of the few people I trust as a business advisor.
We worked together
Dean has advised me in the building supply business the last 20 years. Deans knowledge of the building trades has been an invaluable resourc ... e.
Jim Oestmann
We worked together  •  Owner, same and President, Arlington Publishers Representatives, Inc..
Dean is a dedicated professional who has unique marketing talents, innovative ideas, and has a history of bringing them all to fruition.
They're my friends
Dean has an extremely common sense when it comes to business. He also has a quality that seems to be missing in the business world - he genu ... inely cares. Dean is extremely willing to listens and I often seek his advice for business issues I encounter.
Tom Denison
They're my mentor  •  Co-Founder, WooChat and Founder, SmartHealth Activator. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad.
Dean is a seasoned entrepreneur with proven successes.
Teresa Sjong
We worked together  •  Central Consultancy Group Coordinator (HireGenics), AbbVie and Consultant, Contractor Strength, Inc. (
Dean has been the key driving force in starting up numerous small businesses. He has a unique vision to look for solutions to current busin ... ess problems as well as having a clear understanding of both operational and marketing aspects of business.
michael edgar, NCARB
We worked together  •  Founder, Greater Waukegan Development Coalition; Advisor Lake County Tech Hub and Business Incubator; President, Design Studio C, Ltd.
Dean has the experience of growing a sizable comp,any to a favorable exit. He has put together a strong team, understands his customers and ... respects capital.