Press Release: Matthew Dean, Founder of Scare the Bear Capital, Accepts Role on The Building People LLC Advisory Board

February 26th, 2024

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The Building People
215 Depot Court SE
3rd Floor
Leesburg, VA 20175
Ph. 703.669.2222

February 26, 2024 Leesburg, VA – The Building People, a recognized leader in the real estate and facilities industry, has announced the appointment of Matthew Dean, Founder of Scare the Bear Capital. With over thirty years of experience, Matthew is a highly accomplished leader with adept knowledge and career expertise in government contracting. He is currently helping companies from start-up technology businesses breaking into the Federal markets to mature multi-million-dollar businesses already delivering professional services across the Federal marketplace.  

Prior to founding Scare the Bear Capital, Matthew founded and led Markon Solutions, a consulting company with expertise in management, finance, and systems engineering. In 2021, he joined Anser Advisory, a private equity-backed consulting company, as Chief Operating Officer where he oversaw the acquisition of six businesses. 

Matthew started his career in 1991 as a government cost estimator for the Department of Navy, supporting various Navy weapon systems program offices. After five years in the government, he moved to the private sector with KPMG Peak Marwick (which later became BearingPoint). As a KPMG consultant, Matthew was responsible for supporting federal clients in areas such as contract dispute resolution analysis, business metrics development, and business process reengineering. After ten years with KPMG/BearingPoint, Matt took the opportunity to start Markon Solutions. 

“We are pleased to welcome Matthew Dean to The Building People’s Advisory Board.  Matt’s depth of knowledge and success will be impactful to our growth,” said Lawrence Melton, CEO & President of The Building People. “His extensive experience in strategic investments, leadership, and government solutions, is a true asset that will provide invaluable insight and expertise to The Building People as we continue to expand.”   

About The Building People    

The Building People provides innovative solutions that integrate technology, buildings, and people through strategic thought leadership and expertise. We enhance our customers’ ability to build a culture that optimizes performance in the built environment. Our approach integrates all phases of the real estate life cycle, and our commitment is driven by our passion to innovate, lead with experience, and build long-term relationships with our clients.    

We solve the sustainability, infrastructure, and workforce challenges that disrupt organizations from reaching their full potential. Our experts deliver people-centric solutions that utilize automation technology, adaptive infrastructure, and scientific employee engagement strategies to transform workplace environments and cultures into productive, healthy, efficient, and adaptive professional communities.

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