Dan is the leading personal branding expert for Gen-Y. He is the author of the bestselling career book, Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success (Kaplan, April 2009). Me 2.0 made the Amazon top 100 business book bestsellers list when it came out and was the #1 job hunting book. It also made the New York Times summer reading list for job seekers, was one of three recommended social networking books by Shape Magazine and is being translated into Japanese.
With over 900,000 results for his name in Google, Fast Company calls Dan a “personal branding force of nature.” Recently, BusinessWeek named Dan as one of twenty people entrepreneurs should follow on twitter, alongside Richard Branson. He is the founder of the Personal Branding Blog®, which was the #1 job blog by Careerbuilder in 2008, is an AdAge top 25 marketing blog and is syndicated by Reuters, Forbes, Fox Business and other major networks. Dan is also the publisher of Personal Branding Magazine®, head judge for the Personal Brand Awards® and director of Personal Branding TV®.
Presently, Dan is a Social Media Specialist at EMC Corporation, which is one of the leading technology companies in the world. Steve Rubel, SVP at Edelman, considers Dan to be a “corporate rockstar.” He is a syndicated columnist for Metro US (New York, Boston & Philadelphia), reaching over 1.2 million readers bi-weekly. At 26 years old, Dan is BusinessWeek’s youngest columnist. He is also a featured contributor to Mashable, LifeHack, and MediaPost and he has written articles for BrandWeek Magazine and Advertising Age.
“The champion of personal branding” – Alan Webber, co-founder, Fast Company Magazine
Dan has interviewed over 200 successful business people and celebrities, such as MC Hammer, Kathy Ireland, Jerry Springer, Perez Hilton, Timbaland, Tim Ferriss, Marcus Buckingham, Tony Hsieh, George Foreman, Guy Kawasaki, Ken Blanchard and Tucker Max. He’s been featured in over 150 media outlets, such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Washington Post, ABC News TV, MSNBC, NPR, USA Today, Forbes, and The Boston Globe. Dan has 8 years of marketing experience, employed at companies such as EMC, Reebok, Lycos, LoJack, and TechTarget.
“Dan is the man when it comes to personal branding” – USA Today
Dan is a keynote speaker at colleges and universities, such as Harvard and MIT and he helps both individuals and companies with branding. He’s on the board of advisers for SocialTrak.com, is on the community advisory committee for BusinessCard2.com, is on the advisory Board for SmartBlog on Workforce and was previous on the board of ((echo)) MyPlace. Dan lives in Boston, MA and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bentley University in 2006.