Dan is an experienced entrepreneur, venture investor and large company executive with expertise in the software and transportation space. Dan’s passion is corporate reinvention and he loves to grow people and businesses while delighting customers.
Currently as Managing Partner of The Stage Fund, Dan oversees a portfolio of technology companies. The Stage Fund partners with capital providers to acquire and turnaround struggling technology companies. Recently, he took a struggling marketplace company losing $50k a month and made it profitable within three weeks by taking a different perspective on the business which led to immediate cost savings and revenue improvement.
As Chief Technology Officer of Transdev, a $10bn transportation conglomerate, he built a staff of 50 and ran the Digital Center for Innovation, where he was responsible for introducing new technology and product innovation. In addition, Dan is currently a mentor with Techstars Mobility in Detroit, advising start-up businesses in the software and mobility space.
Prior to that, he founded and scaled to $100mm in contract wins a new division of Transdev called IntelliRide that focused on data analytics, routing, and on-demand resource allocation. Dan joined Transdev through the sale of Unified Dispatch, a call center technology company he acquired and turned around. The key to Unified Dispatch successful exit was the re-invention of the business around the foundational product and technology concept for IntelliRide. At Unified Dispatch, Dan immediately brought focus and stability to the company and took a business that been losing money for four years and made it profitable in month 1.
Prior to Unified Dispatch, he was an associate at Momentum Ventures in Los Angeles where he made investments in software and technology companies ranging from virtual machine management to smart sprinkler controllers. Before Momentum, Dan was part of the management team that turned around and sold Computer Motion, the world’s first medical robotics company where he raised $50mm across three rounds of funding.
Dan holds a Bachelor degree in Business / Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and resides in Los Angeles with his wife, daughter, and son. Originally from Chicago, he enjoys playing hockey and rooting for the Blackhawks and Kings.