|University of Chicago, A.B.||2008|
|University of Chicago, A.M.||2008|
|University of Chicago, MBA|
Dan Kimerling is the COO of GoLocal Inc, the parent company of Giftly. GoLocal’s second employee, he joined the company in September of 2010.
Before GoLocal, Dan was a Booth Scholar at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he was studying for an MBA with concentrations in Mathematical Finance, Statistics, Econometrics, and Accounting. While at Booth, Dan was elected to be the Graduate representative on the University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees and was Co-founder of the Booth Entrepreneurship through Acquisition student group.
From the summer of 2007 to the end of 2008, Dan was TechCrunch’s Business Analyst. There he worked on a wide variety of projects, wrote an occasional article, and generally enjoyed working out of Mike Arrington’s house. After TechCrunch, Dan briefly worked for Microsoft’s product planning and strategy group.
Before moving out to Silicon Valley to work at TechCrunch, Dan was an award winning policy analyst in Washington D.C. In 2006 he was named a Metcalf Fellow at the Hudson Institue, working with Richard Weitz on force modernization analysis. In 2007, Dan was named the Anne Armstrong Leadership Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a position given annually to the most promising young foreign policy professional. At CSIS Dan wrote and researched on emerging trends in east-Asian maritime security.
Dan has an B.A. (with Honors) in Political Science and an M.A. (with Honors) in International Relations from the University of Chicago, where he won numerous prizes including the 3rd year writing prize and the alumni association medal for distinguished scholarship and leadership.