After graduating from Texas A & M with a Bachelor's in Management Information Systems in 1993, Deane spent eight years in the oil and gas industry. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston in 2001 and made a career change into finance. In 2004, after working for a few years as a corporate finance analyst, Deane entered into the financial advisor role.
Deane has two children—Michael and Katherine. He has been married to his wife, Caroline, since 1997.