Dean Vanech is Chairman and CEO of Olympus Holdings, LLC based in Morristown, NJ. Olympus Holdings is a private firm engaged in the electric energy industry (Olympus Power), merchant banking (Olympus Capital Investments), and entertainment (Olympus Pictures and Olympus Theatricals). Mr. Vanech holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing and Finance) from Western New England College in Springfield, MA. Mr. Vanech serves on non-profit boards including Citizens Schools New York, The Chatham Day School in New Jersey, The New York Stage and Film Company in New York, and The UCLA/Archaeological Institute of America’s Site Preservation Task Force in addition to co-managing a private foundation.
Olympus Pictures (CA) and Olympus Theatricals (NY) have emerged in a relatively short time span as leading production companies in film and theater respectively. Olympus Pictures produced “Adam” (2009 Sundance award-winner), “Rabbit Hole” (2010), and “Beginners” (2011), the upcoming “Mr. Pip,” and many other projects in development. Olympus Theatricals produces plays in New York and London, including “The 30 Steps” (2008), “A View From The Bridge” (2010), “Arcadia” (2009), “The Seagull” (2008), and “The Little Dog Laughed” (2010) in addition to other projects.
Olympus Power was established in January 2007 and is the successor to Delta Power Company, LLC. Founded in 1997, the principals of Olympus Power built Delta Power into a leading U.S. independent power producer, which owns interests in 32 operating power plants across the U.S., with over $3 billion of assets and the responsibility for operating projects with a gross capacity of over 3000 MW of electricity generation. Delta Power has in its project portfolio: natural gas, biomass, oil and coal fired power projects as well as hydroelectric facilities. Its mix of generation facilities included cogeneration projects, peaking facilities and base loaded utility style plants. As a consequence of the sale of Delta Power to Arroyo Energy, LP (a unit of Bear Stearns) in January 2007, Olympus Power succeeded to Delta’s indirect investment interests in six power projects and added the York Haven Hydroelectric Project to its business in 2007.
Olympus Capital Investments is a private equity company formed in 2008 to focus on growth capital investments in emerging and established middle market companies. OCI invests in common and preferred equity, membership interests and convertible debt in public and private companies. OCI has completed four investments with a diverse portfolio in digital entertainment, manufacturing and service related businesses.