Alan J. Dean

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Alan J. Dean
Alan Dean CFO and Treasurer of CBOE.jpg
Occupation Retired
Location Chicago, IL

Alan J. Dean is the retired chief financial officer and treasurer of Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe), and was responsible for all financial activities of the exchange, investor relations, market data services, human resources, facilities and office services.

The exchange announced in November 2017 that Dean would retire on December 31 after 38 years at the company.[1]


Dean joined Chicago Board Options Exchange in 1979 after serving as a staff accountant from 1976 to 1979 for the American Osteopathic Association. From 1979 to present, he rose through Cboe's ranks from staff accountant, accounting manager and assistant controller to assistant vice president and controller, and his current position as executive vice president and CFO, which he assumed in 1988.


Dean, a certified public accountant, holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Western Illinois University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.


Dean is currently on the board of directors of LifeSource, a non-profit corporation which supplies blood and blood products to 94% of Chicago's hospitals. He also has served as a member of the Economic Development Commission of Tinley Park, Illinois.


  1. Cboe Global Markets Announces Planned Chief Financial Officer Retirement and Successor Appointment. Cboe Global Markets.