Did Dean Kosage Change His Name To Dean Grey?
Update July 20, 2015: Dean Grey no longer appears on the Allysian Sciences management team webpage. This article will remain intact for historical purposes.
I received the following comment the other day:
Amthrax something called allysian sciences popped up and I thought you might find a certain “Dean Grey” on the management team familiar. Worth checking out looks very familiar
Clicking to the Allysian management page, there’s a Dean Grey listed as Master Architect. The photo bearings a striking resemblance to former Amway Diamond, Dean Kosage. The bio attached to the photo sounds like something Dean would say about himself too — heavy on the accolades without much detail on the actual companies he was previously involved with (Amway).
Here’s a portion from Dean Grey’s bio on Allysian’s management page:
Seeing a need for entrepreneurs to be discovered in a faster and more simplified, way instead of trying to be ranked high on Google for example, Dean developed TAGS, a 100 million dollar plus platform, with some of todays largest and well known Investors and CEO in North America.
TAGS looks like it’s the new name for Zooplr, Dean’s last company as far as I know. The Zooplr website doesn’t seem like it’s very active today. I’d like to see some concrete facts regarding this $100 million dollar platform and a list of the investors in this company. Anyone care to share these facts with us?
Dean’s personal website at DeanKosage.com seems to have been shut down at some point between May, 2014, and today. His Twitter page hasn’t been updated since July, 2014, either. Did Dean officially change his name from William D. Kosage to Dean Grey? Is this what he’s been up for the past year?
Update May 20, 2015: A Google search turned up a 2014 legal notice announcing Kosage’s intention to change his name in La Presna San Diego, a weekly bilingual newspaper in San Diego. Check it out here:
Here’s a brief excerpt from the notice:
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
FOR CHANGE OF NAME
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:
Petitioner: WILLIAM DEAN KOSAGE
filed a petition with this court for a decree
changing names as follows:
WILLIAM DEAN KOSAGE TO DEAN GREY
The hearing was held on November 25, 2014 at 8:30 AM at the Superior Court of San Diego. Based on this evidence, it’s reasonable to conclude that Dean Grey is indeed the former William Dean Kosage, formerly of Amway, Freestyle, Zooplr, and more.
As for Allysian, the company sells various pills, powders, and chocolates using an MLM system. Olympian speed skater, Apolo Ohno, is listed as one of the founders. The other founder is Rod Jao who was previously involved with All In Energy and Amway Global. Oz at BehindMLM goes into more detail about Allysian’s MLM compensation plan and ultimately concludes that it’s a “product-based pyramid scheme” and “perhaps should be avoided altogether.”