Dan is Co-Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of AAQ and the founder of The Incubation Factory (“TIF”). By 1998, AAQ had become the 156th fastest growing company in the United States on Inc. Magazine’s Top 500 list. In 1997, Dan co-founded Advanced Business Fulfillment (ABF), which applies document processing solutions to the healthcare industry. In 2003, ABF had become the 23rd fastest growing company on the Inc. 500 list and #1 in Missouri, and it was sold to WebMD for $260 million in that same year.
Dan was the mastermind of the AAQ and ABF business models and the architect of a methodology for creating new business initiatives. In 2005, he combined his expertise in business development, administration, finance, and marketing to create The Incubation Factory – a privately funded Economic Development Platform. Dan’s primary roles as CEO are setting company strategy and vision, creating company culture, and supporting the TIF executive team. Dan participates in the evaluation and selection of all portfolio companies and takes an active role in strategic consulting and business model development of each incubated company. He is an investor in all of TIF’s incubated companies.
For the last 10 consecutive years, Dan has spent nearly $25M in developing a platform that has been coined “Open Source Capitalism”. Part maverick, part scientist, part psychologist and new age “wanna-be”, Dan has created a new entrepreneurial vision he believes can turn the repeating cycles self-destruction into a new vision of Spontaneous Abundance that puts the “intended” form of capitalism and democracy at the heart of daily operations…meaning every aspect of our lives. The “factory” has a unique process that if duplicated en masse, re-innovates innovation itself. Dan strongly professes start-ups are it’s own industry whose time has come to put a renewed infrastructure around as Dan proclaims, “The Innovation Sector (i.e. start ups) is unequivocally the most important in the world”.
Dan’s personal motto is “Save the entrepreneur…Save the World.”
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