Dennis J. Wootten received his BS in Accounting from the University of San Francisco and his MBA in Finance from Golden Gate University.
Mr. Wootten’s early career focus was finance and accounting. He held positions as Accountant with Wells Fargo Bank, Assistant Treasurer with Transamerica Corporation (Banker’s Mortgage), Assistant Vice President with Western Mortgage Company and Assistant Vice President with Continental Advisors, Inc. Through these positions, he gained experience in real estate, finance and reporting, joint ventures, banking relationships and the management of accounting systems. He then joined the Insurance Company of North America in its subsidiary, Lawrence Systems, Inc. Mr. Wootten served as a Controller of this multi-national firm for four years.
Following his success in these early positions, Mr. Wootten returned to where his career began, Wells Fargo Bank. For the next 11 years he gained increased responsibilities and enjoyed significant job diversity. His positions included Group Finance Officer for the Computer Operations Group, Vice President and Division Manager for Administrative Services and Vice President and Manager of Personnel Operations. He then took his outsourcing philosophy and expertise to First Nationwide Bank. As First Vice President of Administrative Services, he dramatically reduced costs and streamlined the commodity and service acquisition process, and to Fritz Companies, Inc., as Director of Administrative Services. His responsibilities for Fritz included worldwide responsibility for facilities, telecommunications, purchasing, and administrative services.
In 1995, Mr. Wootten formed John Parry & Alexander to provide Human Resource and Administrative Services consulting to small and medium sized companies. Over the next 13 years JPA worked with a wide variety of for profit and not for profit companies. However, JPA developed a significant business with community banks and works with more than 100 of them. Following the successful sale of JPA, Mr. Wootten established EW and continues with EW Business Partners as a Senior Consultant.
Mr. Wootten has been a member of the San Francisco Mayor’s Fiscal Advisory Board. He has also served on the Board of Catholic Charities and the California Autism Foundation, and as CFO of United Way of Santa Clara.
He holds an active California Real Estate Broker’s License for over 15 years and is a licensed California Insurance Broker.