Meet Our Team

Dan Kielar
Senior Advisor

Dan has 25+ years experience in line management and strategy consulting, helping public and private companies achieve their growth potential. He specializes in developing effective business and go-to-market strategies as well as improving the effectiveness of sales, marketing, and service organizations.

Dan’s experience in managing sales and marketing organizations through pre- and post-transaction (IPO/acquisition) growth cycles, includes: Board Advisor to various private-equity sponsored companies; EVP Sales, Business Development, and Field Marketing for a multinational technology services provider that launched its IPO during Dan’s tenure; and GM of multiple divisions (including Manufacturing, Technology, Healthcare and Telecommunications) and Sales and Marketing VP for several early-stage technology software providers. Additionally, Dan served as a Partner at Kaiser & Associates where he led growth consulting projects for Fortune 1000 clients in a variety of industries, including diversified industrial/manufacturing, services, technology, and consumer products. Earlier in his career Dan was a Brand Financial Manager for Procter & Gamble.

Dan earned his B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

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