Dan joined Burton D. Morgan Foundation in 2022 as the President and Chief Executive Officer.  Previously, he served in a number of roles within the entrepreneurial landscape.  Most recently he served as the Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Student Venture Fund, a Venture Partner with Interstate Fusion Ventures, and the Chief Operating Officer, Board Member, and Shareholder in the Akron-based software startup company, Fontus Blue, Inc. 

Dan has a broad background working with new ventures of all varieties and stages of company maturity.  He has managed boards, led teams through strategic changes, consulted on business formation and strategy, supported customer discovery, performed due diligence and recommended investments, developed relationships with channel partners and potential investors, and taught students at Northeast Ohio regional universities. 

Dan is a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio.  He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mount Union College where he focused on marketing, and he earned his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from The University of Akron where he concentrated on finance.

Favorite places to travel:  Hilton Head, anywhere in Colorado or Florida

Favorite places to go in Northeast Ohio:  West Branch State Park, Gervasi Vineyard, and sport and entertainment venues

How he likes to spend his spare time:  Playing with my kids, reading, and playing sports

Bucket List: Go on an African safari

Interesting fact: I’ve been life-flighted