NACCE 2013 Keynote Speakers
Co-founder of Packard Place
Dan and his business partner and wife, Sara Garcés, are co-founders of Packard Place which focuses on the core values of "Innovation. Entrepreneurship. Community.”
Packard Place is devoted to developing fast growth entrepreneurial companies and opened in 2011 as a hub for like-minded entrepreneurs to share skills and business opportunities in Charlotte.
Dan was one of the original co-founders of Internet marketing firm Red Ventures which now has over 500 employees. Dan is also co-founder of RED F Marketing, a full service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients. Dan also co-founded Customer Stream in 2006, a marketing technology company that focuses on services for the 10,000 community banks in the country. Both RED F and Customer Stream have been recognized on the Charlotte Business Journal’s "Fast 50” list of growing companies in Charlotte multiple times.
Dan has a finance degree from Michigan State University and a MBA in marketing from the University of Minnesota. Dan has been honored by several awards including the Top 50 Entrepreneurs Award, Forty Under 40, and RED F & Customer Stream have been named a combined eight times to the Inc. 500/5000 List. Most recently Dan was named by Sustain Charlotte as the "Overall Community Leader" in the awards’ first year. Dan is also the past Chairman of the Board of Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity. He is the father of two sets of twins and is a passionate Spartan. Go Green.