CEO | Blast Fitness
An accomplished corporate executive, company advisor, and political consultant, Dean’s most recent ventures include serving as Founder and CEO of Vita Capital, an early stage investment firm, and as National Finance Chairman for Dr. Ben Carson’s Presidential Campaign. Prior to his time on the campaign trail and at Vita, Dean was the Founder and CEO of Callis Communications, a southeastern leader in unified communications. Currently, Dean is the President and CEO of Blast Fitness.
Following the sale of Callis, Dean was appointed as Chairman of 1702 - the premier peer network of chief executive officers and business leaders from the most promising emerging and high-growth companies in Mobile, Alabama - in recognition of his outstanding leadership, entrepreneurial excellence, and distinguished success. He also serves as the Regional Vice Chairman for Young Presidents Organization (YPO), serves on various corporate boards, and is a member of DC’s Mindshare CEO Network.
Dean was named as a Finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Awards. Additionally, Dean was selected for Mobile Bay's 40 Under Forty Award, was a Finalist for “Executive of the Year” in the 2012 American Business Awards, and was a CIT GAP 50 Entrepreneur Finalist.