Dean Wiltse is one of the most recognized serial entrepreneurs in the insight gathering industry and is currently a co-founder of Statisfy.
Dean was CEO of Greenfield Online when it became the leading online panel company in the world and helped lead the conversion of marketing research data collection methods from telephone to online. He led Greenfield to an IPO in 2004. After Greenfield Online, Dean partnered with Austin to purchase two companies, Perseus and Websurveyor, and integrate them to create Vovici. The company grew quickly and built an impressive roster of Fortune 500 clients including Oracle, Dell, Honda, Marriott, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Eli Lilly and Cisco.
Vovici pioneered and “coined the phrase” Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) and established this new industry. Vovici was eventually acquired by Verint (Nasdaq:VRNT) in 2011. After Vovici, Dean founded Thumbspeak LLC.
Thumbspeak was the leading mobile opinion network in the world and empowered companies to gain rapid insights via its global network of mobile application users by asking targeted questions of, on-the-go audiences with minimal cost and effort. Two of the company’s largest customers were Red Bull and Disney. Thumbspeak LLC was acquired by Cint a Swedish company in January of 2011.
Dean co-founded Statisfy in 2014. At Statisfy, asking questions is a fundamental part of the human condition. Every individual has questions waiting to be asked, but existing social spaces do not encourage this.