Dan has a lovely wife, Anne, and two grown kids, Jack and Molly, who are each paving their own paths to success. He lives in a home filled with barking playful corgis and is constantly plagued by home improvement projects or voles eating his lawn. Most importantly he hates smiling for pictures.
What he does at SeeUnity
Dan founded SeeUnity after many years in the industry and now he oversees SeeUnity’s product development, technical direction, and strategy.
Where he came from
Dan graduated from Iowa State University in 1984 and while he has been busy making a name for himself in the ECM industry one thing hasn’t changed: his following and frustration of the Iowa State Cyclones. Initially after college, while working for Datagraphix, he participated in the development of Computer Output to LaserDisk (COM) systems, and drove some of the early innovations in the emerging COLD market. Datagraphix was later consumed by Anacomp as a result of some of these efforts. From 1988 until 1992 Dan was a division manager within SAIC in charge of ECM and workflow implementations, working within both the federal government and commercial markets. From 1992 until 2001 Dan was CTO and chief architect at Bluebird Systems. Bluebird was the developer of several imaging, document management, COLD, and workflow products including imageABLE and ODOC. The culmination of these efforts was the buyout of the core technologies and team by OpenText. Following Bluebird, Dan was Co-Founder and CTO of Windfire Technology. At Dan’s direction, Windfire became an early innovator in the Enterprise Content Integration (ECI) market by developing the Xtorm product.