Always designing, always closing. Founder: @ninetenATX, @FOVNDERS. Adviser: Outbox and SXSW Interactive. Helps make startup-life viable and fruitful for people. Champion of good design and living well.
I've worked in tech (hardware, software, and Internet) for 18-years as an engineer, business developer, and UX consultant. Led global mobile UX and product design projects at frog design with clients like Nokia, LG, SK Telecom, Best Buy, and T-Mobile. Founded and ran nineten -- a UX design consultancy helping large businesses hire and manage creative agencies.
As a lifelong tech nerd and Internet pioneer, I've worked across various technology industries including mobile, Internet, software, consumer electronics, personal computers supercomputers, and design consulting services. I've contributed to the development of many early web browser/ Internet service innovations and business models, including co-inventing the Google search-from-browser model, and enjoy solving big UX problems. I approach all business challenges from a human-centered design & engineering perspective, knowing that revenues and profits follow authenticity, quality, and good design.
I'm a dual American and Greek citizen who has lived and traveled all over the world and worked in the tech industry for 18-years. I now live in Austin, TX - a leading community in the world for effectively integrating high-performance work with a healthy, vibrant lifestyle. I love helping others improve they way they work, renew, and play to create better life outcomes and performance.
I've worked in tech (hardware, software, and Internet) for 18-years as an engineer, business developer, and UX consultant. Led global mobile UX and product design projects at frog design with clients like Nokia, LG, SK Telecom, Best Buy, and T-Mobile.
Dean has so much enthusiasm and passion for his work that it impacts all around him - it's impossible to not get fired up about Reaction Systems and their mission.
I've had the pleasure to work with Dean and explore the integration/partnership of Reactive Housing with our Environmental business. In every meeting or discussion, he brings a creative and thoughtful approach to resolving each issue, no matter how trivial. I anticipate great things from Dean and look forward to working with him in the future.
Dean has been a fantastic resource to BigBig Bomb. He's fanatical about design and passionate about new products and technology. Even better, he's connected to everyone and is incredibly well positioned to piece together the jigsaw of businesses within Austin - and beyond. Startups would be well served to reach out to Dean at a minimum for the valuable networking. However, you're likely to get much more out of the relationship. We probably wouldn't be in the position we are in now if we hadn't had the opportunity to work together.
Dean has the pulse on innovative thinkers—in both business and design development. The value he places on the relationships he builds is incalculable. It has been an asset to Platypus Strategic Creative in creating new partnerships that allow both the business and the creative to flourish.
Dean and I worked together at a PC startup where his technical expertise added significant value to the company which was realized when the company was sold for over $20m. Over the years I have watched him combine his technical expertise with a high level of business acumen. This is a powerful combination and Dean has been very successful. Dean is very professional and a great guy to work with.
Dean is the one who always thinks of win-win strategy. He influences people with passion and a special charisma that creates practically creative success.
Dean has a proven track record of success in the mobile telecommunications industry. He is a valuable resource, both in terms of his industry knowledge and of his high-profile business contact base.
I worked with Dean at Opera Software in Norway. He took over Opera's Desktop Product line when its revenue had stagnated for a long time. His passion, team oriented leadership and strategic thinking turned the product line around and contributed increasing brand awarness of Opera.
Dean is a hard working and creative professional. Moreover, he is a fun guy to work with.
Dean was very effective liaison between Macromedia customer and engineering team.
He handled some of the complicated customer relationship proficiently.
He is motivated professional and I recommend Dean highly.
Working with Dean has always been a pleasure - with in-depth understanding of the interdepencies of mobile space Dean has been able to turn impossible things possible. He is at his best when the going gets tough, and somebody needs to take action, independently, despite the resistance drive a project to the goal, reach a win-win solution for all parties concerned.
Dean is incredibly passionate, methodical, utmost professional and ethical in creating the art of "the deal." Dean's strategic thinking and diverse knowledge about the mobile industry, both in the US and in Europe, along with his global connections make him a valuable asset with any organization.
I have known Dean at both Macromedia and opera and I can attest to his true expertise and professionalism as a carrier-focused mobile sales exec - a rare and valuable breed on the US market.