Dan leads the Drucker Institute’s software engineering efforts with a focus on scaling Bendable from its roots in South Bend, Indiana, to a nationwide network of learning marketplaces. Dan joined the Drucker Institute in 2021 specifically to take on the challenge of transitioning Bendable’s codebase from its successful first implementation to a full-fledged, enterprise-level, multi-tenant system.
Having co-founded five Silicon Valley start-ups, including in the consumer packaged goods, electronics and Software-as-a-Service sectors, Dan has more than 30 years of experience creating and growing companies from the ground up. He specializes in early-stage businesses and has held engineering leadership roles at nine start-ups during his career. His interests include web-based process and workflow management systems, content management systems and multi-tenant applications.
Dan holds an MBA with a concentration in software development management from the University of California at Davis. When not honing his Node.js, MongoDB and React skills, Dan relaxes by building guitar amplifiers based on classic designs from the 1950s and ’60s.