DRIVE Advisory Committee
Dean KoutroupasSenior Buyer
Dean was born and raised in Edina, MN where he attended high school at Breck School. He attended Boston College for his undergraduate degree in Economics and went on to get his MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Santa Clara University. About six years ago, he moved back to Minnesota and currrently lives in downtown Minneapolis.
Dean worked in the aerospace industry for five years doing finance and contract negotiations for Lockheed Martin in the San Francisco Bay area. After that, he took a position at Target on the Business Partnerships and Negotiations team in the toys and sporting goods department. Dean then went on to be a buyer in electronics for two years, kids party supplies for one year and then cookware for one year. Currently, Dean is the senior buyer for kitchenware, which includes cookware, bakeware, tools, gadgets and cutlery.
His interests include soccer, skiing, triathlons, cooking and traveling.