11 years at IAC (NASDAQ: IAC) - played significant Operating, M&A and Investment strategy roles during its early rapid growth and consolidation stages.
Founding CEO of Pronto.com, Gifts.com and President of Citysearch.
Ran the Doritos brand for PepsiCo/Frito-Lay - while YoY growth accelerated significantly during his leadership, he also gained 10 pounds during the experience.
Recently completed storied youth baseball coaching career in Downtown NYC at 3 games above .500.
Dan is actively involved with current Stripes’ portfolio companies BookMyShow, Califia Farms, Pond5, Refinery29 and Upwork (NASDAQ: UPWK). He was also involved with former Stripes’ portfolio companies MyWebGrocer (acquired by HGGC), Art.com (acquired by Walmart), Audio Network (acquired by Entertainment One), Craftsy (acquired by NBC Universal), Netbiscuits and Gimlet (acquired by Spotify).
Prior to joining Stripes in 2008, Dan spent 11 years in a variety of Strategic Planning, M&A/Investment, Operational and Start-Up roles across IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI). During his time at IAC, Dan served as President of Citysearch, founded two companies as CEO (Pronto.com and Gifts.com), spent time as SVP of Interactive Development, SVP of Strategic Planning (overseeing all Strategy, M&A and Investment activity) and EVP of Corporate Strategy and Development for Ticketmaster. Prior to IAC, Dan also spent time in the Consumer Products sector with PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division for six years, where he played a variety of operational roles including managing multiple brands with revenues exceeding more than $3 billion.
Dan’s additional prior board experience includes: Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE), Hotels.com (NASDAQ:ROOM), Ticketmaster (NASDAQ:TMCS), Active Network (NASDAQ:ACTV) and Oxygen Media.
"Having the opportunity to work alongside so many great entrepreneurs and play a supporting role in their continued success is what gets me up in the morning."
Dan lives in New York City with his wife, three children and two Norfolk Terriers. In his spare time, he tries to synch his Outlook calendar with 8-9 high school sports team season schedules and be at three different high schools at the same time. In the offseason(s), you can find Dan at the beach with his family or traveling somewhere interesting with them.
B.S., Agricultural Economics/Finance, University of Illinois – Bronze Tablet Scholar
M.B.A., University of Illinois