A multi-faceted professional with a history of delivering results in start-ups and rapidly growing companies as well as turnarounds. Dean is a strategist, deal maker and entrepreneurial manager who has experience in online media, e-commerce, television and IT services.
Dean started his career working on political campaigns, managing early voting and media relations. He subsequently joined the National Democratic Institute, where he managed logistics for international election observation missions. Following business school at Wharton, Dean joined Central European Media Enterprises, where he spearheaded investments in television and wireless, and acted as country manager in two East European nations. In that capacity, he project managed the launch of a successful TV network and served as a founding board member of a major wireless carrier.
Dean then followed an entrepreneurial path, launching several businesses including a e-commerce business that streamed ethnic television to subscribers in over 20 countries, which was acquired by a larger competitor. Subsequently, Dean was head of business development and finance at MediaOne Services. More recently, Dean formulated the online strategy and drove broadband video syndication for Healing Quest, a PBS series on natural wellness. Dean received his BA from Stanford University and his MBA from Wharton.