Known for his creativity, leadership, and curiosity, Dean has started 11 companies, served as a senior executive in two public corporations and on several corporate boards.
His experience spans retailing, product design, invention, entrepreneurship, business development, general management and venture capital.
Over the past four years, Mr. Hovey consulted with major health care systems, Fortune 500 companies and early stage start-ups promoting proactive health and consumer-centered solutions for improving health and well being. These learnings and solutions will merge with Digifit – embedded into its apps and technologies – to create fun, effective mobile health and fitness solutions.
Dean co-founded the Product Design consulting firm now known as IDEO in the late seventies and was instrumental in the design and commercialization of the computer mouse for Apple Computer.
Dean received his M.S. General Engineering, Product Design from Stanford University.