Rob Dean, President, Value Added Services
Education: Some college. Learning by doing.
Career History: Dean co-founded Value Added Services in 1999. His retail experience began at 16 when he landed a job with Circuit City. That led to a job as manager of service plan sales at Montgomery Ward. He moved on to develop CompUSA’s Technology Assurance Program during the mid 90’s, where he developed the idea of making service plans tangible by wrapping a kit around the service contract. VAS began by working with an e-tail client, expanded into the big-box retail channel, where the company began developing kit strategies for home theater, PC and digital cameras. Today, VAS provides solutions for domestic and international clients.