Train with Dane
Meet the WatchGuard Certified Training Partner Instructor & Coach
Dane Deutsch, CEO / President - Certified WatchGuard Training Instructor and Coach
Dane is a WatchGuard Certified Training Partner Instructor and Coach. Dane regularly provides WatchGuard training and coaching to students throughout the United States. He is a retired US Air Force Captain, who during his last assignment was in charge of all communications for the country of Turkey. He currently holds MCSE, MCP, A+, Network+ certifications, WatchGuard certifications and Google Sales & Deployment Specialist certifications. Dane's true leadership abilities and skills have helped form a team that truly has a passion for Internet Security. Dane speaks at events around the nation on the topic of Internet Security, and has become known for a popular presentation titled "Security is everyone's business, Starting With The CEO".
Here is a short example in a YouTube video of Dane teaching a general cyber security session to a large audience in a large manufacturing plant.
Biography of Dane A. Deutsch
Dane has a double major in Physical Education and Health from Bemidji, MN. He completed undergraduate work in Pre-Medicine
while completing his United States Air Force commission in ROTC at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He earned a Master’s Degree in Information Communications Technology from UW-Stout in Menomonie, WI. Dane is the CEO and President of Deutsch’s Inc.
While in the Air Force, Dane served as Chief of Maintenance for the country of Turkey where he led 1200 people countrywide who managed all aspects of electronics-communications equipment. After his Air Force career, he formed a corporation called Deutsch's Incorporated which is composed of three companies; Deutsch's Gymnastics Training Center, DCS Netlink, and the Leadership Management Development Center (LMDC).
At Deutsch's Gymnastics Training Center, Dane and his wife trained thousands of children in the sport and discipline of gymnastics over the last 27 years, with the goal of teaching and coaching children on character, discipline, and leadership.
Over the last 25 years, Dane and his DCS Netlink team repaired computers and installed/maintained networks. His DCS Netlink team won the Barron County Small Business Model of the Year for 2002. He was chosen as a Wisconsin Small Businessman of the Year.
Dane is a facilitator and trainer for John Maxwell’s book/course “Developing the Leader Within You.” He started a leadership training company called LMDC, where he continues to train people and companies on leadership, soft “people” skills, and character education, He is a National Trainer and Ambassador for both Character Counts. In 2011, Dane became a “Founding Partner” of John C. Maxwell’s Training Company.
Dane is an author as well. In 2016, Dane wrote "The Tricycle Effect" book. His book is all about moving from success to significance by leading with Character first in life.
In 2018, Dane began teaching Cyber Security Ethics at the University of Wisconsin - Stout in Menomonie, WI. Dane sits on the UW Stout IT Advisory Committee and helped develop their Bachelor and Masters degree curriculums. He now has the privilege and opportunity to make a difference for his students by helping them understand how to lead with character and work through ethical dilemmas, which is one of the main stumbling blocks for companies to grow on the Internet in this day and age of the Internet of Things (IoT)
Dane is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Scout. In 2010 and again in 2014, he ran for political office as a candidate for the Wisconsin State Senate. Dane and his wife, Katharine Joy, have been married for over 39 years, and have four grown children: Tobiah, Moses, Sarah, and Israel, as well as seven grandchildren. They currently make their home in Rice Lake, WI.