David Winterstein
Managing Partner / Executive Coach

David has over 30 years of Change Management experience in the financial services industry. In addition to 15+ years leading the Trans-Form LLC consultancy, David has held leadership positions with Fannie Mae, C12 Capital Management, Salomon Brothers, and Thomson McKinnon Securities.


David Winterstein

Business Experience:

  • 30+ years of experience leading organizational change initiatives
  • Strong track record both in successful business start-up and also in achieving ongoing improvement in cost efficiency, organizational capacity, operating control and staff capability
  • In addition to over 15 years leading the Trans-Form LLC consultancy; held leadership positions with Fannie Mae, C12 Capital Management, and Salomon Brothers

Organizational Change Initiatives:

  • Strategy - Led the development of the Operations & Technology Strategy; articulating the vision, objectives, key initiatives and metrics which guide the division in meeting the needs of the business
  • Hedge Fund Start-Up/COO - Directed the start-up for $13 billion Investment Management firm including selection of Prime Brokers, Fund Administrator, Payroll/Benefits provider; established corporate banking relationships, negotiated and executed all vendor and employee contracts, instituted Compliance and Ethics Policies
  • Outsourcing - Led the Due Diligence phase for the outsourcing of Operations & Technology roles to the newly formed FIS Derivatives Utility; also SME for contract negotiation and governance design
  • Off/Near-Shoring - Created low-cost capacity and reduced staff concentration risk through the deployment of Operations, Finance and Technology positions. Managed programs from business-case development through implementation.
  • Client Migration - In support of the Recovery & Resolution Planning initiative, managed the legal entity consolidation of the Prime Derivatives client clearing business; program managed 12 separate migration events comprised of ~1,200 clients, brokers, affiliates, exchanges and CCPs
  • Governance - Led the rebuilding of the governance function for outsourced Operations & Technology relationships with contract values of $1.4 billion
  • Post-Merger Integration - Successfully led teams through all aspects of integration including: due diligence, transition planning, people and process selection, change of control and achievement of synergy targets.

Coaching Credentials:

  • Certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
  • Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA) and Certified Professional Motivator Analyst (CPMA) with the DISC toolset
  • Professional Coach Training completed with Philosophy IB, LLP, Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance

Coaching Focus Areas:

  • Leadership Coaching for high performing, high potential individuals
  • Blind-spot discovery - performance optimization through self-awareness
  • New role/team assimilation
  • Communication skills improvement
  • Career cross-roads navigation - alignment of work and life aspirations

Phone: (609) 947-7600
Email: DWinterstein@trans-form.com

Michael Dean
Managing Partner / Executive Coach

Mike has deep knowledge and experience in business process improvement and organization effectiveness strategies. His areas of consulting specialty include leadership development, innovation, high performance work systems and executive coaching. In addition he is a certified Lean Sigma Black Belt. He has served in executive positions with Firestone, Kraft Nabisco, Coca-Cola, Salomon Brothers, and Harvard Management Company.


Michael Dean

Michael Dean recently served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Harvard Management Company. He led the implementation of the HMC talent management strategy from 2011 to 2015. In this role he established a number of organizational and leadership development practices that have enabled HMC to advance its talent management strategy. Prior to HMC he was Managing Partner of Trans-Form LLC for sixteen years. This successful management consulting start-up was responsible for major transformational programs for a number of leading global financial service firms. These change programs required his depth of experience in managing process innovation and organizational change resulting from mergers, acquisitions or corporate restructuring. Mike returned to Trans-Form LLC this past year and restarted his consulting practice.

Mike is considered an expert in implementing Program Management processes at the strategic and execution levels. His clients are some of the largest global financial services firms. His work required many long term assignments in Europe and Asia.

With over thirty years in Human resources, Program Management, Organizational Development, and Change Management, Mike has deep knowledge and experience in business process improvement and organization effectiveness strategies. His areas of specialty include talent development, global sourcing, integration programs, high performance work systems and executive coaching. In addition he is a certified Lean Sigma Black Belt.

Prior to joining Trans-Form, Mike served as the Head of Organizational Development for Salomon Brothers in Tampa Fl. While leading the Organizational Development team, he implemented numerous high performance work systems and innovative organization change initiatives. During his tenure with Salomon Brothers, Mike was responsible for the successful completion of a number of cultural transformation projects, including the redesign of the Reward System, the design and implementation of high performance work teams, and the implementation of the "Foundation Training" program. He was also recognized as being instrumental in Salomon’s Product Support Organization’s receipt of the Work in America Leadership Award for their accomplishments in developing high performance work systems.

Mike held a variety of executive positions prior to joining Salomon Brothers. He was Director of Human Resources at Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta. He served on the Executive Committee and was instrumental in a significant business model redesign effort. Mike also spent six years with RJR Nabisco in a variety of human resources and internal consulting roles. His remit included organizational effectiveness, Greenfield start-ups, socio-technical systems, and assessment center development.

Mike holds a B.A. and M.A. from Akron University. In 2013/2014 he taught talent management as an adjunct professor in the Graduate Program at Harvard Extension School. He has been a keynote speaker at many global conferences and executive workshops. Mike and his wife Patti live in Atlanta.

Phone: (813)368-0449
Email: MDean@trans-form.com