Until the age of 20, Dean wanted to be a professional golfer.
Then, until the age of 30 he was a TV producer and comedy writer for shows like TV3’s “7 Days”.
Now, he’s a full time project manager at the education tech start-up LearnCoach, in Auckland, New Zealand.

As one of the first people to join the company back in 2015, he started a one-liner comedy writing competition that is now the most popular writing competition for high school students in the world. It typically gets over 100 entries a week, 42 weeks a year. He then leveraged this community to help make courses at LearnCoach, creating massive business value.



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