After travelling the globe and working as a bus driver, Dean achieved a PhD in computing then joined a startup called Plusnet. He wrote the billing and CRM platform, became CIO and helped grow the business from a handful of employees to over 700, through IPO then exiting via a sale to BT. Pondering life after Plusnet, Dean was looking for a real world problem which could be addressed by artificial intelligence and hit on the recruitment industry as being ripe for disruption. And so TribePad was born. From the outset getting the culture right at TribePad was a priority – flexible working and opportunity creation are key. Dean is married with three daughters and spends what little free time he has getting his backside handed to him in Taekwondo bouts.