Before joining Alliance in March 2015, Dan was an independent strategic education advisor to CEOs and boards of directors in school districts, charter management organizations, state departments of education, and education for-profit and non-profit organizations. Prior to serving as an independent consultant, Dan was the founding Managing Director at the Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation, where he served for eleven years. During his time at The Broad Foundation, he designed and implemented four national flagship initiatives -- the Broad Prize for Urban Education, the Broad Institute for School Boards the Broad Superintendents Academy, and the Broad Residency in Urban Education.
In his more than two decades of leadership in the education sector, Dan also served as the Regional Director for Sylvan Learning Systems in Los Angeles, the Executive Director for UCLA School Management Program, and Chief Operating Officer for Teach for America. He began his career as a consultant for Bain & Company, an international management consulting firm.
Dan has served on many education boards, including The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College, Caliber Public Schools, and Progressus Therapy.
Dan has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and received a bachelor’s degree in history from Dartmouth College. He lectures at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and is a Volunteer Leader at Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School. He is the co-editor of “The Redesign of Urban School Systems: Case Studies in District Governance,” published by Harvard Education Press.