I love building things. Made in California. Family man, technologist and Hacker News aficionado. Eternally curious.
I have been very fortunate in my career to have experienced several major waves of technology innovation, including the birth of the Internet (really). I have served in a variety of senior leadership roles, including Global CIO of Allianz Global Investors where I was accountable for over $500M USD in annual technology spend. I held a leadership role within Accenture where I led a team of over 100 people who digitally transformed a trillion-dollar mutual fund manager’s complete set of trading, settlement, portfolio accounting, fund performance & risk measurement systems. I also helped launch the first Internet Bank Wingspan Bank.
I have been a Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer for a long time and it’s clear that "managing information" is just the price of entry. In today’s world CIO should mean "Chief Innovation Officer". It's what I love about my work.
What is interesting about me is I am still a "hands-on" leader and I love the challenges of creating something new. I have over 150 code repositories on GitHub; spanning many different languages and technologies. I actually still miss my days as a programmer where I could focus on a single problem domain.
I also have a User Guide if you really want to know more about me and how I work.
Where I’ve Worked
- Chief Information Officer: Retirement Services Division, Pacific Life
- Founder: Verite Data Science
- Chief Technology Officer: Santa Barbara Tax Products Group
- Global Chief Information Officer: Allianz Global Investors
- Associate Partner: Accenture
- Technology Committee Member, Santa Margarita Catholic High School
- Board Member, Ronald McDonald House, Los Angeles
Example Open Source Contributions
- Skeleton (maintainer)
- Bootstrap (contributor)
- Kubernetes (contributor)
- Helmet (contributor)
Dan holds a BA in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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