40 under 40: Logan Deans

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Logan Deans

Logan Deans

InsideSales.com, Provo

AGE: 36
BORN: Denver, Colo.
TITLE: VP of strategy

Voted “class clown” in high school, Logan Deans has had giant shoes to fill. And amazingly enough, his list of accomplishments is as impressive as it is fun: full-ride scholarship to BYU as a running back; writer/director of student EMMY award-winning short, “Pet Shop;” Stanford MBA class president; founder of Davia, which transformed the $300-billion gift card industry; co-creator of a Stanford design school (d.School) course; VP of strategy at InsideSales.com; lecturer at Stanford; and, most notably, an aficionado of Chris Farley impersonations.

The YELLOW Talking “I hire A-players — and empower them to succeed. I also love to have fun and joke around. I’m known for my elaborate fake falls with injuries.”

Tackling Decisions “Quickly. Operating in a competitive market with a company doubling in growth every year, a decision made today is almost always better than a decision made tomorrow.”

Key To Success “Positive attitude. Early morning ‘freeze outs’ in the shower — blasting cold water while shouting, ‘It’s going to be a great day!’ I remind myself that ‘On our ability to react positively rests all our chances for success.’ The length of time I endure the cold blast is commensurate with the level of stress I’m feeling that morning. And yes, I agree, it’s very odd.”

Meet the rest of the “40 under 40” here.

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