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Dean Witter III


Dean Witter III (aka Kip) was born and raised in New York City.

He attended Thacher School and graduated high school from The Hotchkiss School, as class valedictorian and winner of the Headmaster’s prize and highest honors for all courses taken – a singular feat. 

Graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, in Applied Mathematics, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Married Rebekah Ferran.

Served on active duty with the U.S. Army (Infantry Officer Candidate School).

Earned his MBA in finance from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Began his career at US Leasing International, Inc.

Amdahl Corporation as Vice President and Treasurer. 

Co-founded Eeonyx Corporation (a privately held, materials science/nanotechnology development company), where he continues to serve as a director.

Served as senior consultant with The Capstone Group and The Brenner Group, providing financial executive consulting to high-growth and early-stage clients. 

Became Chief Financial Officer at Hello Direct, Inc., a NASDAQ company.

Became president of William D. Witter, Inc. (a Registered Investment Advisor in New York); stabilized and grew the business, increased assets under management by 40%, and negotiated its sale to a private investor, then served as its chairman after the sale.

Re-joined The Brenner Group, serving as interim CFO of Unwired Planet, Inc. and KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Serves currently as a senior financial advisor to LytEn, Inc., a privately held materials science company engaged in graphene and hydrogen production.

An experienced rancher and accomplished horseman, Kip is three-time California State Champion; two-time California State Reserve Champion and has multiple Regional Championships in Trail Trials.

Member of the the San Mateo County Horsemen’s Association, and the California State Horsemen’s Association; formerly a member of the Shack Riders and San Mateo County Volunteer Horse Patrol.

In addition to riding and hiking, hobbies include recreational mathematics and history.