Dean DeLisle is the Chief Executive Officer for LuxMods. As CEO, Dean is responsible for the execution the current corporate strategic plan, focusing on the expansion of different business verticals, customer segments and partnerships, while ultimately strengthening operations. As part of the CXO team, Dean works closely with all divisions of LuxMods to create future strategic plans with the goal of boosting revenue streams.
Dean also oversees investor relations and the team that helps guide investors into the factory expansion opportunities, as well as developers who want to join the Factory Discount Program.
He learned early in his career that hard work and motivation were key ingredients to success, and the value of forging relationships with colleagues and customers to create a powerful network. Leveraging his network, he started his career in technology with Merrill Lynch in Chicago in data center operations at the Board of Trade. Within three years, Dean opened his own technology firm developing apps and solutions for various industries including banking, finance, insurance and real estate.
Advancements in technology and the internet caused him to shift his focus to front office operations, specifically marketing solutions like CRM and early Marketing Automation. He later added web design, more advanced automation and digital lead generation to his list of professional services. During this time, he also provided his clients integrated advertising solutions across radio, television, print and outdoor. In 1994, Dean founded tech company Delcom System which provided hardware and telecommunication services, in addition to expanding his CRM services to call center solutions that handled both inbound and outbound calls for companies like such as Sears, Discover, Blue Cross, State Farm, Citi Corp and others.
In 2003, Dean transitioned his focus to digital marketing, CRM and the newest of evolution in social media on new platforms like LinkedIn. Dean then founded Forward Progress, a Chicago-based social media and influencer marketing company which provides integrated marketing solutions via a proven digital thought-leadership methodology, consistently driving clients’ business growth. Then in 2012, Dean launched the leading Influencer Development Platform called Social Jack™ to providing training and equip organizations and professionals to accelerate their digital influence. The core of the curriculum is “social teaming”—a unique system created by Dean. Using its proven influencer methodology, Social Jack guides organizations to humanize their brands using employees, partners, and connected advocates.
Dean is a highly sought-after speaker who brings his expertise, enthusiasm and energetically drive to his popular B2B influencer-themed podcast, The Influence Factory. Dean’s recent book FIRST, The Street Guide to Digital Business Influence, contains a proven step-by-step formula for business professionals to fuel thought leadership and recognition in their industries.