Dan is an independent consultant focused helping companies drive step change growth. He also serves as an Independent Director for three different companies. Prior to starting his consulting business, Dan was the CEO of YuzeData, an early-stage software firm. Dan also started an integrated sales effectiveness services business that grew rapidly to be ranked #22 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies, and #1 on that list in the Business Services category. In Dan’s 25 years as a serial entrepreneur, he has built three prior private equity-backed companies from start-up to considerable scale, including Parson Group, his first startup that landed #1 on the coveted Inc. 500 list. Overall, the companies he has started or served as the number 2 executive have been listed on the Inc. 500 seven times. He started his career at General Electric, hired into their sales training program upon graduation from college, spending 8 years at GE in 4 different US cities. He is the author of Second Stage Entrepreneurship, Ten Proven Strategies to Drive Aggressive Growth (Macmillan/Palgrave, 2013). He has a BS and MBA from Marquette University, and from 2015-2017, Dan was an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.