Dean Kaplan, CEO of Dean Kaplan, CEO of The Kaplan Group, a leading business debt collection agency, has been selected to the Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CFOs and senior-level financial services executives. Dean was vetted and selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of his experience. Criteria for acceptance included a track record of successfully impacting business growth metrics as well as personal and professional achievements and honors. "We are honored to welcome Dean into the community," said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Finance Council. "Our mission with Forbes Councils is to bring together proven leaders from every industry, creating a curated, social capital-driven network that helps every member grow professionally and make an even greater impact on the business world." As an accepted member of the Council, Dean has access to a variety of exclusive opportunities. He will connect and collaborate with other respected leaders in a private forum. Dean will also be invited to work with a professional editorial team to share his expert insights in original business articles on Forbes.com and to contribute to published Q&A panels alongside other experts.