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Investor contact -->: dcurran at custex dot com x-VP/COO@Western Digital - San Jose. $170MM in exits. Worked@/founded 14 startups.@Stanford@Berkeley@UIUC@USC Relentless visionary technology entrepreneur CXO team leader and philanthropist focused on building billion $ companies that improve the world. Involved in 14 startups, created 1000+ jobs, & netted investors $170MM. We work hard, play hard, & laugh alot. Productivity / Claims to Fame: -Founder/CEO, 1st Internet [StockPicks.com, 1995] Timing Service that saved investors $ billions [NASDAQ IPO in 1998: raised $130MM as CEO] -COO at Western Digital Silicon Valley subsidiary [landed $40MM sale to Brocade &PMCS/Snap, 2001], which led to -Founder/CEO of 1st company [AlaStor, 2003] to converge IP and FC SAN Networks - saved $ billions on expensive FC staff; vision adopted by Cisco Systems [UCS, 2009], followed by: -Founder/CEO of disruptive Internet Platform CustEx .
This disruptive network-effect Customer Co-Creation Internet Platform Company in pre-launch with 16 revenue streams in a $15T market and our fast-growing team of 35 has pre-booked ad sales orders and serious interest from most of the Fortune 500. No one wants the competition to get a leg up on them, so they find what we have as absolutely and uniquely indispensable: the ability to bring the competition's customers to them for a long-term relationship with precision ad targeting possible nowhere else. Where Facebook falls short, we deliver. Customers call us "the most significant tech platform company to come along since Google." Building the PC, tablet, and smart phone IT infrastructure and operational systems for a global business, drawing upon COO executive leadership experience at $13B Western Digital Connex [WDC - NYSE]. Adding top LAMP, HTML5, CSS3, XHTML, PHP, jQuery, F3-Zurb, MongoDB, MySQL, PhoneGap, android, ios coders every day for cash and/or stock options.
Since 2000, have served GLG ranked in the top 1% of all advisers as an internationally recognized authority with 30 years experience in Internet services, social networks, IT, data centers, storage components, storage area networks, network attached storage, and storage applications. Based on tenure as Vice President and acting COO of Western Digital's Connex & SANavigator Silicon Valley subsidiaries, which were sold to Adaptec and Brocade; also as CEO of AlaStor Networks, a Stanford iSCSI/FC bridge startup that led the way for CSCO's UCS, and EVP at a data center, with active contacts at customers, systems integrators, and vendors. Follow inventory, pricing, & margins in hard [HDD] and solid state [SSD] disk drives, and covers software, cloud computing, data center, internet, and enterprise storage tech sectors. GLG is the #1 expert network to all major hedge funds.
Years of inside operations experience as CEO, COO, & VP makes Dan a favored consultant on the entire technology sector to hundreds of top money managers, institutions, hedge & mutual funds, startup firms, and vc's.
Discuss technology companies of interest with institutional investors. Architect data center solutions for social networking and eBusiness clients.
Intended for working engineers, and using Harvard's Business Case Study format, the course showed how to start a high-tech company based on a demand for a unique product or service. The focus is on starting this company with little-to-no funds while fully employed elsewhere. The course features presentations by a different guest founder each week who discuss their businesses. Topics include competitive market sizing, business profit model, product roadmap, experienced management team, advisors, strategic alliances, go-to-market channels, strategic planning, engineering, IT, finance, shareholder relations, patents, legal format, and funding options (cash flow, private equity). Highest ratings for teaching in Extension history, with students starting two $1M businesses from the forum. Also Speaker, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science, High School Smarts Program Spoke to a group of High School Students in a summer program at UCLA that targets women and minorities interested in Engineering and Technology as a career. Highlighted my personal education and experience in large companies and many startups, with an emphasis on the personal traits that make a successful and happy entrepreneur, a talk well-received by students.
Startup with 30 employees, targeted supplying i-SCSI/FC storage switching blades and a UNIFIED backplane to Cisco's Andiamo Storage Unit and other IP giants: Lucent, Nortel, Juniper, Sycamore, Foundry, and Extreme Networks. Secured Adaptec Founder/SCSI author Larry Boucher on board of advisors. Developed working prototype working with Cisco Systems Catalyst Managers. Design adopted 8 years later by Cisco Systems [UCS] in April 2009 !!!
Number-two executive appointed by WDC [NYSE] Board, responsible for revenue growth and management of P & L for Silicon Valley Connex and SANavigator subsidiaries with 250 direct reports. Started with a high burn-rate combined company in need of immediate traction and divestiture from parent Western Digital. Decision made to split company in two, pare back burn-rate, and deploy mostly VAR and distributor go-to-market channels while seeking VC funding or sale of companies. *** Resulted in premium CASH sale of both companies to BRCD and PMCS for over $40M, while producing a competing bid from IBM for over $110M. *** Connex developed NAS data storage systems and SANavigator Division develops SAN management software. Products were sold through system integrators, OEM's, VAR's, and via an online e-business unit.
Tech incubator company to startup companies that I founded in 1995, such as financial portal Stockpicks.com. Led successful US Lab 1998 IPO on NASDAQ as CEO with first-day market capitalization of over $130M. Charted business strategy, alliances & business development, network infrastructure, data storage, knowledge management intranet, e-business, ASP applications, SEC filings, PR, IR, and professional / client services.
Founded major financial markets stock timing and selection service.
John Langley's company provided marketing and distribution services to major studio and entertainment clients worldwide, including COPS, Jerry Springer, RealTV, FoxKids, Saban Entertainment, Paramount Studios, USA Studios, Universal, Americas Funniest Home Videos, and Dreamworks SKG. Integrated website, telephony, wholesale, and direct sales channels for entertainment products worldwide for staff of 300 and sales of $40M.
Company provided e-business management consulting to hundreds of Fortune 100 clients worldwide using rigorous processes for migrating real businesses onto the web. Oversaw 9 projects managers and 24 different accounts.
Company started as a local ISP/data center. Decision made to focus company mostly on higher margin SAN storage systems hosting services to entertainment and prepress clients. Built company to 4th largest Corporate Data Storage Center in Los Angeles. Services included network implementations, application & e-business strategy. Sales: Landed over 180 corporate accounts providing web hosting/data storage/web services, electronic commerce, and printing industry applications. Promoted from Director, to VP, then Exec. VP. Produced 8000% increase in gross revenues in 36 months from $0.5M to $34M. Developed sales organization consisting of 18 Professional Services, and Telemarketing, and Client Services staff. Business Development: Established alliances with Danka, Paramount, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Cisco, Microsoft, Rockwell, Netopia, Broadcast.com, Yahoo, and Citrix Systems. Balance Sheet/P&L Improvement/Turnaround: Number-two executive responsible for revenue growth and management of P & L.
Deployed Malcom Baldridge business process re-engineering effort worldwide, resulting in environmental intranet system with 500 indirect reports to increase productivity. Prepared major environmental reports for air, water, and waste agencies based on streamlined system. Promoted from Software Structural Engineer to Senior Technical Specialist to Environmental Project Manager, with New Business Development contributions and awards over 8 years. Was last hired in Environmental Group of 25, but next to last to go, due to outstanding productivity, when Division was downsized. Cost Management: Introduced business process software re-engineering, which saved $18M/year in a $100M program. HR Management Training: Completed Northrop Management Development Program. Industry Leadership: As designated Industry representative, saved over $30M/year curbing detrimental environmental regulations costing $150M/year.