Dean Johns


Executive Vice President

Director – Financial Planning

Dean Johns joined 9258 Wealth Management in February 2019 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Director of Financial Planning.

Dean graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting from Minnesota State University – Mankato in 1991 and earned his Master’s in Business Taxation from the University of Minnesota in 1999. Dean is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) having received the Elijah Watts Sells award for the November 1991 exam (top 100 in the country). Dean also received his CFP® certification in 2013.

Dean recently spent 6 years with an independent financial advisory firm serving as a client advisor to high net worth professionals and business owners. He was also acting CFO for the firm. Prior to that, he spent 20 years in public accounting with Grant Thornton LLP and Ernst & Young LLP. His public accounting experience includes 10 years in tax client service and 10 more years in practice management and operational roles. His last role in public accounting was Executive Director of Partner Matters for Grant Thornton LLP where he was the trusted advisor for all 500+ partners and their personal financial interests of the firm.

Dean’s wife, Miki, is the CFO for Dean Houston, a Cincinnati based marketing firm. They are proud parents of two children who attend Cincinnati Country Day School.


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