As a serial entrepreneur, Dan builds business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) brands and companies. Dan is Co-Founder, SVP of Marketing, and Board Member at FastSpring. From 2005-2013, Dan was CEO of the company, a leading global e-commerce payment and fulfillment service for desktop software, SaaS, and gaming companies with over 2,200 clients worldwide. Company revenue exceeded $95 million in 2012. In 2011, FastSpring was named the #1 fastest-growing company in Greater Los Angeles between the years 2006-2010 according to Deloitte & Touche, the 13th fastest-growing company in North America, and the 53rd fastest-growing company in the US according Inc. Magazine's Inc. 500 rankings. FastSpring was bootstrapped by Dan and his 3 partners starting in 2005, and took its first outside investment in 2013.
Prior to co-founding FastSpring, Dan was Marketing Manager at Google where he led online advertising for Google's multi-billion dollar products, AdSense and AdWords. Before Google, Dan was VP of Market Development at Picasa, a digital photo consumer software company that was sold to Google in 2004. Dan led Picasa's online marketing, sales, and business development initiatives, growing revenue by 7x.
Previously, Dan helped lead customer acquisition for GoToMyPC and GoToMeeting software, generating over $25 million in revenue over a two-year period, helping lead to a $225 million acquisition by Citrix Systems in 2003. With profits of over $250 million annually, it has become one of a handful of web-based software companies that is worth more than $1 billion dollars today.
At age 23 and 24, Dan was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Idealab and at Reach Ventures, two high-tech incubators, after having started an e-commerce company in college. He graduated from Tulane with a concentration in Finance in 1998. Dan has appeared in various publications, including Entrepreneur Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. He is a member of YPO, a global organization for CEOs.