“If you want to get something done quickly, to the point and to a standard you will be proud of, call the team at Dowie International Business Advisors. I worked with Dean Dowie for 3 years in the United Kingdom and was always impressed with his combination of urgency, professionalism and character – that made doing successful business a real pleasure. Dean’s business knowledge runs very deep, his negotiation skills extremely high and his work ethic is outstanding thus he manages to drive great outcomes in appropriate timeframes. I can recommend you try only this service if you need a good deal turned in a tight timeline.”
To Whom it May Concern,
I have known Dean Dowie for over 10 years and it’s an honour to be able to write a letter of reference for him. Dean and I met when studying Strategy at Harvard Business School in 2006. Since then, we have maintained a great friendship. I have known Dean as a man of great character and someone that is dependable and trustworthy. Our friendship has been over a great distance, but it has had the characteristics and longevity you would expect a meaningful friendship to have. Given my experience, I have no doubt that anyone that engages Dean professionally or personally will have a positive and fulfilling experience.
I am happy to write this testimonial about one of the strongest negotiators I have seen in 30 years of business across Australia and internationally and one of the most trusted people I have personally worked with.
I have known Dean Dowie for over 15 years and have worked at times with him during this period on various strategic projects. At all stages during this time I have been impressed by Dean’s strong personal values, his high level of business acumen and his incredible work ethic. These traits have not only driven Dean’s business success when dealing with the world’s largest companies – be that in Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, the Americas or Asia but they also ensure that he is a pleasure to deal or work with. When Dean says he is going to do something it simply gets done.
Dean has a unique ability to asses a company, identify its strengths and weaknesses, and then devise an improvement strategy for it quicker than I have ever seen. Dean’s clear and logical thought process also ensures that the strategy is easily explained and easily followed.
I have experienced some of Dean’s negotiations and have always been glad to have him on our “team”. Dean has a no nonsense style that cuts through a lot of the dross to get a deal done. I would definitely employ Dean to sell my business or recommend him to any business owner to do the same.
I first met Dean Dowie in Melbourne in the early 2000’s, when partnering with Dean providing on-hired temporary labour solutions and recruitment services across a myriad of complex industrial business operations within a global leader in the environmental services sector.
Dean made an immediate impression, his passion for business, commercial acumen and ability to identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement all at the forefront of his planning.
Driven by the desire to succeed, Dean has a unique approach to business, challenging the status quo and habitual norms, addressing route cause issues and executing turnaround plans to improve businesses.
Dean holds outstanding business values, represented by his philosophies of 5 core tenets in business, those being to treat people with respect, to tell the truth, have a strong work ethic, make the most of your ability and to have fun doing it. He has an amazing capacity to engage management to ‘buy in’ and empower them to meet the challenges presented in business.
With senior executive management experience in Australasia and Europe, Dean has a proven history of turning businesses / business units around, gaining advanced productivity and profitability in already well performing businesses, acquisitions and divestment of businesses.
Having worked in partnership on a range of projects with Dean, I have personally witnessed his business acumen, business management and leadership skills. Therefore, I strongly recommend Dean Dowie.
I have known Dean Dowie since the early 2000’s while he was employed by Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd. Additionally I have also worked with Dean for a number of years. Dean works tirelessly to achieve a result in whatever activity he is engaged in. He is a big picture guy who works through the detail and engages with others to progress through the various stages of a project. Dean is results focused and will work tenaciously until the desire outcome is obtained. I would not hesitate to recommend Dean for any assignment or scope of work that may be required to be completed. Additionally, Dean has a great personality when you are working with him which makes any engagement fun which is important in business these days. I am also available as a verbal reference.
I worked with Dean Dowie the Founder of Dowie International Business advisors for some time when he was The Global Senior Vice President of Industry based out of Paris France. During this time, we worked on a myriad of business activities ranging from strategy reviews and business developments through to value creating partnerships. This was an interesting time for me in which I learnt a great deal from Dean.
Since this time I have moved on to become a Chief Executive Officer myself and I often refer back to the advice I received from Dean in our time working together. I can certainly attest to the following outstanding business traits of Dean’s which have led him to be successful across the globe in a range of different businesses;
- Business knowledge
- Leadership skills
- Work ethic
- Integrity and commitment
Deans drive and passion is 2nd to none and I will certainly be looking forward to working with Dean again and Dowie International Business Advisors in any future sale, acquisition or general strategy situation that will arise. I would definitely recommend this organisation to Australian business owners as I know that this will be an exceptional service provider
I consider myself lucky to have known and worked with Dean Dowie for over 20 years. We met while in Paris in 1998, about to embark on a Business Development tour of Automotive Industry icons throughout Europe & USA. I was instantly impressed with Dean & his energetic & enthusiastic approach to planning & developing our strategy. He quickly identified the key issues, challenges, solutions and personnel best suited to the tasks ahead. I can absolutely attest to his strength of character, quality of personal values and high level of business acumen. Dean is trustworthy & reliable. He continually espouses his 5 personal tenets in all his business activities and has proven himself as a well-respected Team Leader & Business expert.
Several years later, I worked in a business led by Dean where his 5 tenets were promoted and adopted as key business virtues, by our Executive Management Team. These tenets still remain fresh in my memory, viz
- Treat people with respect
- Tell the truth
- Have a good work ethic
- Have some fun
- Make the most of your ability
Since the early 90’s Dean trained extensively in the art of negotiation and in this discipline he has few peers. He has mentored & taught Business Development specialists throughout the world. Dean is amongst the strongest of negotiators I have encountered throughout my career and I have witnessed him negotiate many major & complex deals across Australia, the USA and Europe. He ranks as one of the most astute executives I have met with his ability to quickly asses a situation, map out an action plan and drive toward a positive outcome. My faith is such that if I was selling any business, or required assistance in the development of a strategic plan, I would look no further than Dean Dowie. I am pleased to highly recommend Dean to any potential business owner.