About Jay Dean
DECADES OF INNOVATION
An engineer by training and inclination, Jay has successfully "engineered" business successes for decades as a product manager, management consultant, and software architect; across generations of technology changes.
I'm most recently developing CRM and eMarketing solutions, all based in the newest cloud-based architectures. I've been successful transitioning systems from older, on-premises SQL to the newest cloud architectures.
In prior years, I designed and delivered commercial and custom software applications, ranging from web-applications to enterprise-scale analysis. Noted for very innovative solutions that users love.
Started in marketing and product development in consumer goods. Some prominant successes were partly driven by the early use of new marketing data (linked to the introduction of supermarket scanners). This drew the attention of firms creating and selling these new technologies and facilitated a move from marketing to software development.
I want to continue to build great products and build and lead great teams. I'm happiest pushing back the boundaries. Been doing it for years and love it.
JUNE 2020 - PRESENT
Principal - Innomark
Throughout his career Jay has done independant work under the name "Innomark". Since 2020 this has been his primary focus. Recent engagements cover customer data analysis, data quality and hygiene, emal deliverability and transitioning to the cloud. Clients are eMarketers and firms that support them.
2008 - 2020
Chief Architect - General Manager
Joined AcquireWeb as General Manager. Restructured the firm's data system and product offerings. Created and implemented internal job management application. Later changed title to Chief Architect and focussed on new product development.
AquireWeb merged into Claritas in 2019.
2003 - 2007
Product development consulting for Hyperion Solutions. Data architecture, development tools and training programs for Microsoft
Vice President Product Management
1999 - 2003
Designed and developed six web applications for the new eCRM division at Hyperion. Worked with Siebel Systems to integrate Hyperion eCRM apps into their suite.
Senior Lead Software Architect
1992 - 1999
Vice President Software Development
Led development of custom applications for Nissan, Microsoft, Peoplesoft, Hyperion Solutions and others.
Engaged by Hyperion to design and prototype a series of proposed eCRM applications. When these were approved for development, joined Hyperion as Senior Architect.
One of the oldest and most respected marketing ads sales consultancy, Glendinning opened a West Coast office to drive development of new marketing and sales technologies and applications.
1985 - 1990
Director - Beverage Products
Lead development and succesful introduction of a line of frozen and chilled juice products. These products (now owned by Tropicana) generated approx. 40% of total company profit.
Led up to nine Product Managers as direct reports and Sales, Operations, Logistics and Finance team members through a “matrix” structure. Managed a marketing & promotion budget over $60 million.
1979 - 1985
At leading advertising agensies in New York and San Francisco, served as Account Executive to clients, J&J, General Foods and Dole Foods. Left to join Dole Foods on success of first new product test.
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY - Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Minor in Economics