Staff Members

Dean Lane

Dean Lane

Founder & Partner

Dean Lane has almost 30 years of hands on experience in the IT industry, having been a CIO at four different companies: Allied-Signal, Morton-Thiokol, Plantronics, and Masters Institute of Technology. Additionally, he held the positions of Senior IT Director at Symantec, and Corporate Director of Materials at Allied-Signal. Dean has also been a consultant for Ernst & Young, AT&T and the Gartner Group. His experience is global, and he is considered an expert on outsourcing and offshoring. Dean has been certified in the (CGEIT) Corporate Governance of Enterprise IT by ISACA.

He serves on the advisory boards for the Society of Information Management, SFSU's Center for Business Systems, is an active member of Executive World, the Project Management Institute, APICS, the CIO Collective, and is Past President of SIM's Silicon Valley Chapter. He has written two books, CIO Wisdom and CIO Perspectives. Dean speaks internationally, has consulted with Ehud Barak (Israeli Defense Minister) and is a highly decorated US Naval Officer.

Dean obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California (UCLA) and his MBA from National University.