Fall of 2010, Dean graduated from the Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California (USC). He received his degree in Business Administration which has provided him experience in team organization, communication and time management. The Entrepreneur Concentration helped Dean develop these experiences with real world scenarios. He then partnered in a online retail business called TheButterBox.com.
The venture of TheButterBox.com sparked his interest in website programming, thus leading to several contract opportunities as an independent programmer. Dean is currently the VP of Engineering at runtriz. His responsibilities include programming the software architecture, managing developers and designing the graphical user interface for mobile applications.