Testimonials - Specialty Alliances


“I highly recommend Dean Klassman. He is a good guy that truly cares about the work that he does. Dean is a leader. He has taken The Networking Group from zero to well over one hundred people. It is a dynamic organization that is the best of its kind in Chicago. He has used the same skills and drive to perfection in his insurance business and Buddy Baseball. Klassman Financial is top notch with an emphasis on great service. Buddy Baseball has positively affected the lives of so many people. All of the above is driven by Dean's vision, hard work and follow through.”

— Kris Keller, CCIM, Owner, National Realty Network (colleague)

“Dean Klassman is the consummate go-giver! As co-founder and President at The Networking Group (TNG), Dean has led by example. He continuously seeks methods and models that will be of benefit to the membership. Dean sets the standard and raises the bar for professional networking activities - consistently stressing the need to Pay it Forward and to give first. As group leader, he shines! As a networker - he excels! As a professional - he is a great role model! If you are not currently working with Dean Klassman, get to know him through me or another TNG colleague.”

— Sharon Weinstein, Managing Partner,
Core Consulting Group and Core Wellness (colleague)

“Leadership. Strength. Energy. Focus. Interaction. Giving. Hilarious. Those are 7 words that immediately come to mind when I think of Dean Klassman. Through Dean's Networking Group, I have had the opportunity to share with, and learn from, dozens of great Chicagoland business people; not the least of which being Dean himself. Through his selfless networking, to his leadership in North Shore Keshet Buddy Baseball; Dean just has an innate desire and ability to help people. And this attitude rubs off on the people around him. A big, warm personality that brings a human touch to his clients, partners, friends, and associates. AND, he can just CRACK YOU UP as well. Always a plus! I wholeheartedly recommend Dean and his company Klassman Financial.”

— Mark Ingraham, Proprietor, ingraham.creative(business partner)

“If I could articulate what Dean Klassman has brought as president of The Networking Group in the 6 years I have been a member it would be GENEROUS LEADERSHIP. Dean gives of himself generously in all he does, be it in networking, in business or in his commitment to the community and charity. Dean lives the principles of "Give First".”

— john martin, sr. vice president, sandler training (business partner)