Chief Engagement Officer, Faculty
Dan is a business, branding and leadership strategist, writer, speaker and ordained Zen priest. A lifelong student of human nature, technology and marketing, Dan has been able to apply these learnings in a variety of business settings. As Chief Engagement Officer at Mentora, Dan is responsible for working with our teams to guide, shape and manage all client touchpoints and engagements. “How we engage with each other and with our clients should itself be a model for great leadership.”
Prior to joining Mentora, he served as Co-President, Chief Creative Officer and Chief Innovation Officer at Ogilvy & Mather; Worldwide Creative Director on Apple Inc. at BBDO; and CEO of COMMON. He has guided brand and organizational behavior, market positioning and messaging for Apple, IBM, Motorola, Cisco Systems, Communities in Schools, Vodafone and a bevy of social-impact startups and nonprofit organizations. His writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, among others.
In his spare time, Dan interweaves his duties as husband, father, surfer, ultra-marathoner and student of Zen.