Dean worked full-time at EO for 20 years to help build EO into one of the largest peer networks of entrepreneurs in the world. Dean travelled to more than 30 countries working with its members to launch 90 successful chapters. He had a 4-year tenure with YPO and helped drive the creation of YPO’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Network. The network was one of the fastest growing in YPO’s history and helped foster millions of transactions and opportunities for members. Dean assisted in developing a market leading innovation ecosystem called YPO Innovation Week. The week-long initiative spanned the globe and brought leading CEOs, like Richard Branson, to help drive innovation in companies and communities. YPO Innovation Week culminated with ringing the bell at Nasdaq. Dean has maintained his extensive network through fostering and launching one of the more successful for-profit summits, “Finding the Next Edison World Entrepreneur Forum.” This summit included prominent speakers, including film producer Jerry Weintraub, and Yoshito Hori, Japan’s leading venture capitalist. Dean is the recipient of the Business in Vancouver “Top 40 Leaders Under 40” Award, and has been featured in USA Today, Nikkei X, Success Magazine and other global publications. Dean is a graduate of Royal Roads University where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, and he has completed Executive Education at MIT.