Dan currently serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence in the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University. Dan is a graduate of St. Mary's University in San Antonio where he received a BBA in Corporate Financial Management. After a brief stint in corporate banking, Dan returned to Texas and embarked on 25-year entrepreneurial journey starting three successful companies each deeply committed to the core values of integrity, caring and excellence.
His first company would go on to achieve local and regional prominence. It was ranked as the 29th fastest growing staffing firm in the United States, was named regional large business of the year by the Texas Association of Business and distinguished employer by the Texas Workforce Commission. In January of 2017, after 23 years as CEO, he retired from the Board of Directors following the completion of the sale of the company to one of the largest employee-owned staffing organizations in the country.
Dan founded two additional companies, a specialty crating and assembly firm which provided solutions to manufacturers, and a retail research and development company focused on the human capital challenges of the retail industry. The company developed and tested staffing models for many top brands and was instrumental in securing the adoption of the Customer Service and Skills Standards in Texas.
Dan was part of a national effort to develop a certification credentialing program that provides foundational employability skills to help people land jobs and get promoted in retail stores and beyond. To date, over 50,000 jobseekers have been trained nationally.
Dan has served on the State Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Business, as Chairman of the Board for the Greater San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and numerous community and non-profit boards.
Dan has earned a reputation for innovation and organizational development. He has a strong record of visionary leadership in education and economic and organizational development. He advises on organizational alignment, strategy and innovation. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for an independent K-8 school and serves as Advisory Director for the San Marcos region of Frost Bank, the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University and numerous startups in the Austin area.