An accomplished corporate executive, serial technology entrepreneur, company advisor, public speaker, community activist, and political consultant Dean is the founder and CEO of Vita Capital, an early stage investment firm. More recently Dean served as National Finance Chairman for Dr. Ben Carson’s Presidential Campaign. “Dr. Carson’s vision for America has inspired millions of people around our nation. I was honored to lead the effort to communicate with these people and support this vision financially,” said Parker.
Prior to his time on the campaign trail and at Vita, Dean was was founder and CEO of Callis Communications, the leader in unified communications in the southeast, and was acquired by C Spire in 2014. Dean is co-founder and chairman of 1702, the premier peer network of chief executive officers and business leaders from the most promising emerging and high-growth companies in Southeast, U.S. He is Regional Vice Chairman for Young Presidents Organization, 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 has also been selected for Mobile Bay’s 40 Under Forty Award, a Finalist for “Executive of the Year” in the 2012 American Business Awards, and CIT GAP 50 Entrepreneur Finalist.
Dean now travels the world speaking to thousands of business leaders and Americans, sharing his many lessons learned and innovative best practices in the areas of entrepreneurship, technology, economics, politics, faith and family.
“Dreaming big, striving for more innovation, entrepreneurship, faith and family really can’t be separated. It’s not about getting to the top the quickest. It’s about sharing experiences. It’s about leaving a legacy and light on the world for all to see. It’s about family and leaving the world a better place for them. It’s about making this great big world a smaller place through conversations and collaboration, and if you’re doing it right, it never gets old,” Parker said. Dean and his wife, Joanne, have four children, Jody, Trey, Lauren, and Zack.