Dan is a Co-Founder and CEO of G5. Prior to founding G5, Dan was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SmashCast, Inc. (San Francisco, CA), a web-based digital publishing company. Prior to SmashCast, Dan held key sales and marketing roles at both Beyond.com (online software sales), and their spin out, CyberSource Corporation (E-commerce services) (San Jose, CA). Dan is also a Managing Partner of Bend Capital Partners and co-founder of the Bend Venture Conference - both organizations devoted to fostering the growth of technology companies in Central Oregon. He is also on the advisory board for Oregon State University, Cascades. Dan received his BA in Asian Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a focus on Japanese Business and is a graduate of the Shibusawa International School in Fukaya, Japan. He lives with his wife Sara and their 3 boys in Bend, OR.