Dan likes to get involved in emerging industries. His recent interests involve investing in cryptocurrency, autonomous driving, legalized cannabis and esports.
Dan thrives on being at the intersection of theory and practice. As Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA), he is uniquely positioned to interact with leading academics and practitioners in the area of quantitative finance.
Dan enjoys helping the next generation succeed. He has been involved in higher education for over 35 years. He is a well-known guest lecturer at a number of universities and is a former faculty member at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Wilkes University for the past six years.
After a career as an investment professional in large banks and Wall Street firms, Dan is now focused on start-ups and early stage companies.He is an advisor to green technologies fund Independence Equity and several VC backed companies such as Axioma and Ascent Robotics. He serves on several company boards, including We Are Nations Inc.
Dan is a CFA and has a BS from Wilkes University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dan splits his time between Chicago and Houston and in his spare time golfs, skis, rides dirt bikes and runs marathons for fun.