Dan was the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Tech Launch Arizona and continues to be committed to growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the southwest. As a member of Desert Angels and active supporter of Startup Tucson, Dan works with researchers, students, and community members to refine their ideas into effective business models and then execute. Dan was the co-founder of 42six, a custom software development company; he understands the complex needs of clients and the technical skills needed to create user-driven solutions using the latest cutting edge technology. As the chief operations officer, he shaped client engagements and the company’s internal operations, project management, and business development efforts for the company. Under his leadership, 42six Solutions was acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Prior to founding of 42six Solutions Dan was the deputy vice president of Solutions at Berico Technologies where he led several business development efforts worth over $300M. A key leader within the company, Dan worked across projects that included support to the Army’s first Network Warfare Battalion, developing the Army G2’s LandISRnet architecture, and modernizing intelligence operations and training. Committed to national service, Dan was actively involved in the intelligence and military communities for ten years. After graduating from West Point in 2002, he served as an intelligence officer for the U.S. Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan supporting intelligence operations. Originally from Grand Island, Nebraska, Dan received his B.S. in political science from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and went on to work for members of both the House and Senate with a specific focus on national security, veteran affairs, education, and economic development.