Dean Ilijasic

Senior Advisor, Strategy and Insight

PHONE: 216-570-1719

Dean Ilijasic is co-founder of Long & Short of It, Dix & Eaton’s strategy, brand and insights partner. With over two decades of experience, Dean combines the art and science of marketing to deliver solutions for clients based on insights across a wide range of industries from healthcare, financial services and manufacturing, to non-profits. Prior to co-founding Long & Short of It, Dean served as Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Adcom Group, SVP – director of innovation and community bank marketing for KeyBank, SVP marketing at JPMorgan Chase, director of business development at American Express and VP business products for Visa. Additionally, Dean has co-authored three patents related to the marketing and payments industry.

Dean’s adventurous travels and diverse personal and professional experiences have given him a pervasive curiosity and perspective on the world that generates unique solutions to what may seem everyday challenges. A dynamic speaker and facilitator, he also is certified in innovation engineering from the renowned Eureka Ranch.

Specializes In:

  • Brand Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Innovation & Ideation
  • Problem Solving

Involved With:

  • Cleveland International Film Festival


  • Travel
  • Photography
  • Cooking