RPA Spotlight: Meet Brother Dean Jones

By September 5, 2019RPA Spotlight

Brother Dean Jones was initiated into the Gamma Psi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi on May 18, 1986. He later earned a Bachelor of Science in Institutional Management with a minor in Business from Grambling State University.

He formally served as the President and Acting Board Chairman for the Richardson Plano Guide Right Foundation.

Brother Jones, with more than three decades of experience in business, government, and non-profit organizations, is a Senior Service Delivery Manager for Microsoft Corporation. He is responsible for driving customer satisfaction through the effective management of multiple programs of work while ensuring Microsoft services revenue growth & profitability.

Brother Jones supports many STEM education programs throughout Microsoft such as DigiGirlz, YouthSpark and has personally created mentoring experiences; mentoring students in Collin County Schools as the Director of the Frisco Guide Right Program hosted by the Microsoft Retail Store in Frisco Texas. Jones is currently working on a new business prototype called Microsoft Extreme Labs for Startups, which ultimately will become the Microsoft Platform for engaging Business Startups.

A member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Brother Jones also serves as part of the college recruiting team from Microsoft for this organization. He served as the Co-Chairman in Dallas for the Black’s at Microsoft (BAM). Jones currently serves on the boards of many tech startups and other philanthropic organizations.

Jones’s stretch job at Microsoft is dedicated to helping Microsoft to build a new business accelerator platform called” Microsoft Extreme Labs.”

Brother Jones joined Microsoft in 2014 as a technical account manager. His career has spanned over a 30-year period where he previously has served as a Director of Business / Partner Alliances for two startups: Sipera Systems and SevenTablets. He has also held Senior Sales, Channels and Services roles for Cisco Systems, IBM Corp, Infosys Ltd, NICE(IEX), Nextel (now Sprint).

Brother Jones is a member/volunteer of the following organizations:
IEEE Computer Science Organization -Member
PMI National and Dallas Chapters – Member
National Guide Right Foundation STEAM Committee – Board Member
Blacks at Microsoft – Member – Former Co-chair
Black Greeks Speak – Board Member
Richardson Plano Guide Right Foundation – Board Member and President.
Minnie’s Food Pantry – Volunteer
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. – Life Member, Assistant Director of Guide Right / Kappa League
Microsoft 4Skills4 Africa Program – Volunteered my Microsoft Azure Cloud Skills – Johannesburg, South Africa

Brother Jones currently holds the following IT certifications:

Certified Microsoft Azure Premier Delivery Support Expert
Certified Office 365 Premier Delivery Support Expert
Certified IBM Worklight Mobile Foundation Sales Professional
Certified IBM WebSphere Solution Sales Professional
Certified IBM Cognos Business Intelligence Sales Professional
Certified IBM Tivoli Internet Security Systems Sales Professional

Dean Jones Family

Brother Jones and his Silouhette, Dr. Chandra L. Brown (Presbyterian Plano) have two beautiful children; a son, Jared, and daughter, Jadyn.