Dean leads CommonBond's engineering and technology teams including loan platforms, web technology, and operations and support. Prior to CommonBond, Dean was CTO of L2, a Digital Marketing Research company based in New York where he built a large data analysis environment for their research teams. Earlier, Dean was CTO of Annalect, a data agency in the Omnicom advertising network and responsible for product development, user experience, application development, platform development and infrastructure and operations. His background includes 10 years of technology consulting for telecommunication, government, and startup clients. He hold a BSc(Hons) from the University of Otago.