Dean’s occupational career has been spent with early stage software companies working in such varied markets as clinical trials, plant maintenance, disaster recovery and music. He has also been active on boards and committees with many non-profits including the Berklee College of Music, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the New England Aquarium and the US Ski and Snowboard Association. He has an interest in music and is an active player and bandleader. He was a professor of entrepreneurship at HHL, Leipzig School of Management and closer to home, a partner in Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps and a member of the board of the Mt. Mansfield Ski and Snowboard Club. He has two grown children and lives with his wife, Diane Arnold, their dogs and horses in Stowe Hollow.