Jake Dean

Jake brings 14 years of supply chain knowledge to his role as the Director of the Grainger Center.  He is responsible for marketing the center to prospective students and employers, developing the applied learning curriculum, and providing academic and career guidance to students.  Jake works closely with the Grainger Center’s faculty and Executive Advisory Board on program strategy and development, and leads outreach activities with alumni, employers, and professional associations.

Prior to joining the Grainger Center, Jake was an Integration Manager at Cisco Systems, managing the integration of several acquired companies’ supply chains into Cisco’s supply chain.  He has had previous roles in demand planning, sales & operations planning, distribution channel design and rollout, and inventory management.

Jake is APICS CPIM and PMP certified.  He received a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison