Dan is currently the Director of the Lawrence Technological University Collaboratory, a program that helps accelerate and scale small manufacturers and innovators of new hardware products. Dan was formerly the Chief Strategy/Operating Officer for the Optimal Group. While at Optimal, Dan was responsible for diversifying the company’s business model, growing the revenue, and scaling the business globally. In his prior role as Vice President of Industry and Venture Development at NextEnergy, Dan led all market and technology analytic efforts to support the growth of energy technology firms. Prior to NextEnergy, Dan co-founded a clean energy technology consultancy.