Daniel is a digital consultant specializing in IT advisory on technology strategy, investment, and implementation. He helps companies solve technically complex and strategic problems across multiple industries and domains. One good friend portrays Daniel as having “the mind of an engineer and the soul of an artist.” This intriguing description makes sense, given his interests in people, startups, tech investing, movies, and TV shows. Those who have worked intimately with Daniel describe him as a relationship builder who just happens to solve strategic and technology problems. What they mean is that, complementing his deep and broad IT experiences, what truly distinguishes Daniel as a professional is his innate ability to establish and maintain deep connections among people of diverse backgrounds.
Currently at Beyondsoft, Daniel has managed important strategic initiatives in digital marketing, retail, and automotive over the last three and a half years. He proposed and led the first disaster recovery implementation for Toyota’s Dealer Information System on Amazon Web Services, realizing 99.999% uptime and minimizing interruption to business-critical consumer lead generation. He also managed a portfolio of digital projects worth more than $35 million for the Lexus brand. And he led the successful launch of new digital luxury retail tools as part of the Lexus Future Retail Initiative.
In 2015, Daniel joined the senior management team for the North American Business Group, overseeing the automotive and entertainment accounts in the Los Angeles and Plano, TX locations for Beyondsoft Consulting. As Account Director, he identifies opportunities for new products, investments, and acquisitions in cloud, digital marketing, big data, and analytics. And as a thought leader, he also provides marketing, sales, and product executives with strategy recommendations and effective solutions to core technology problems.
With a background rooted in computer science and management consulting, Daniel started his career programming Java, .NET, and Perl by day, while he hacked PHP and Python apps at night. His drive to solve problems for clients and attain personal growth for himself are what keeps him at the forefront of innovation and helps him guide technology teams and organizations to cultivate amazing products and services.
For example, during this phase of his career, Daniel developed a diverse set of tools, including the Federal Reserve’s Data Download app; a voice-activated text search for recruiters; a cloud-based collaboration app for music producers; a recipe-based grocery recommendation service (Zengredients); and a head-to-head social fantasy gaming app (Likely). He soon realized that a common thread began to emerge throughout all of these projects: a passion for solving business problems using new technologies that he had learned and mastered.
Recognizing his passion, Booz Allen Hamilton recruited Daniel to work on strategic tech investments. He soon rose through the ranks and built a reputation across the firm as a “technology agnostic” problem solver with a passion for finding simple solutions to complex problems. In this role, he led new product development and integration for the award-winning “Hello” employee networking and collaboration app. Acting as a thought leader in the Enterprise Collaboration practice, he also wrote white papers on topics such as “Meeting the Challenges of a Modern CIO” and “People, Process, Technology Strategy for Enterprise Collaboration.” Daniel’s ideas and recommendations have been adopted by Law Enforcement, Intelligence, Defense, and Homeland Security agencies in the public sector, as well as Energy firms in the private sector.
In his spare time, Daniel continues to cultivate his professional development. He sits on the board of directors as an advisor for Decix Group, an engineering and logistics research firm, and Mindsight, an predictive analytics solution for project managers. In the Los Angeles area, his current focus is on cloud ops, artificial intelligence, crytocurrencies, and blockchain technologies.
I've helped founders and enterprises get a handle on their critical projects, develop a strategy, and focus on the priority tasks to get things done. If you would like help or advice on launching your tech project or startup idea, feel free to contact me here or on social media.