Dan spent the previous 7 years as the Founder and Principal at EBCFO LLC, a management accounting and CFO advisory services firm. He is passionate about the ability of small business ownership and entrepreneurship to positively impact both communities and individual lives. As the founding CFO/COO for ECatalyst, he is looking forward to setting a solid operational base for long-term success and impact. He is also excited about the opportunity to develop the professional services components of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem strategy.
Dan has been a serial entrepreneur since the age of 14, starting or co-founding businesses in the professional services, AgTech, entertainment, and other industries. He also spent 7 years in public accounting and 5 years in the consulting world prior to founding EBCFO LLC.He is fluent in US GAAP (a foreign language to most), and has helped prepare numerous candidates for the CPA exam. He regularly speaks at industry conferences and colleges, inviting other professionals and students to engage with the ‘Why’ and ‘How” of their industries, and sits on multiple non-profit boards. He is also a member of the Accounting Salon, a global think tank of accounting and finance professionals.
Dan has his BS - Accounting from Truman State University, along with a minor in Music. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife Gina, and their 3 sons.