Dean Pagonis - BCom (Hons)(2014)
My name is Dean Pagonis and I am currently an investor at Mercury Capital in Sydney, Australia. I recently arrived back in Australia after a 3-year stint at The Boston Consulting Group in New York City.
I am excited to be a nominee for a position on the Business and Economics Alumni Council.
There are three reasons why I believe I can make a strong contribution to the Council over the coming years:
First, I have a long and proud track record of actively contributing to the Faculty and its alumni. Most notably, during my university studies I was a founding member and President of the Economics Student Society of Australia (ESSA) and I proudly represented the university at case competitions in New Zealand and Denmark. My contributions were recognised through various awards, including the Commerce Alumni Leadership Scholarship and Valedictorian of Class of 2013.
Second, I have had the privilege of building my consulting and investing career in four major cities in Australia and internationally. This has given me the opportunity to build strong connections within the community and develop deeper insights into the needs of the University’s global student and alumni communities.
Finally, I am passionate about the Faculty and its ambitious alumni agenda. I would be a proud ambassador for the Faculty, and very willing to contribute in any way that can help build lifelong relationships between alumni and their alma mater.
I believe I have the skills, experience and passion to make a contribution to the Council and its mission. If elected, I promise to invest my time and energy to advance the Council’s goals and deliver a more enriching experience for our students and alumni.
Dean Pagonis is currently an investor at Mercury Capital, a private equity firm based in Sydney, Australia. Before joining Mercury Capital in 2018, Dean spent 3 years as a Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Melbourne, Stockholm and New York, where he advised US and European private equity funds and Australian government clients on strategy, organisational transformation and market due diligence.
During his time at BCG, Dean helped build an education social enterprise in rural Queensland focused on helping young Indigenous teenage mothers finish their high school education whilst looking after their young children.
Dean graduated as Valedictorian of his BCom class in 2013, before completing his Honours year in Economics in 2014.