Director of Technology
Dean Casalena brings 12 years of engineering and leadership experience to MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER. He will inform our discussions with technical insight and provide pragmatic engineering direction to push our digital projects through to completion.
Dean has worked on projects for many high profile brands including Coca-cola, Disney, Microsoft, Lego, Sony, Ralph Lauren, Doubletree, Lays, Johnnie Walker, ABC, Acura, Axe, Budweiser, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Clorox, ESPN, Fisher-Price, Gain, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, IHOP, Landrover, Levi's, Nestle, Nickelodeon, Nissan, Pampers, Paramount, SpaceX, Tide, Tostitos, Toyota, Ubisoft, Verizon, and Walmart.
Some of Dean's other technical accomplishments in Silicon Valley have been: building a prototype of a video analytics system to earn seed investment for a cloud start-up, writing a self-regulating traffic management algorithm, and building a location-based server-load-balancing system. He is listed as co-inventor on three filed patents relating to video security and advanced streaming (automatic bitrate adjustment). He has also headed up UX and UI at various companies.