Dean has more than 15 years of experience in entrepreneurial ventures, including as the founder of Visible Technologies Inc., an industry-leading online reputation management and social media software company located in Bellevue, Washington. Dean started Visible Technologies in 2005 in his apartment with two employees , and in four years expanded the company to 110 employees and $16MM in revenue. In 2009, Visible Technologies was voted the second-fastest-growing companies in Seattle/Puget Sound, listed #170 on Inc. Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, and was a Top Performer in the 2009 Forrester Wave Report. Dean led the company to more than $50MM in funding, which included investors such as Joe Grano - Centurion Holdings, WPP, Ignition Partners, and In-Q-Tel.
In 2007, Dean was also part of the founding team at Reach Machines, a media-planning software company, which merged in 2008 with another local start-up called Fyreball. The combined company is now called Meteor Solutions (www.meteorsolutions.com). Meteor Solutions was acquired in October 2012 by Covario, a leading search marketing and digital agency.
Dean lives in Seattle with his wife Marian and their three kids. He sits on several advisory boards and is highly active in the Seattle start-up community. He is an inventor and holds patents in the social media Industry, patent #7,720,835.