Dez Dickerson

MTV refugee, music biz entrepreneur, social media honcho, brand leveraging connector. First came to prominence as the original guitarist with Prince (you know, the guy with the kamikaze headband), later effortlessly morphed into the rarest of creatures-a creative visionary with natural business and leadership skills (OK, maybe he's a peripheral visionary-he sees the future, but it's just way off to one side...). His company, The Pavilion Group, is combining social media, strategic brand relationships, and entertainment in ways that will help shape the future of marketing and brand proliferation.