Dan Soschin is a technology and business entrepreneur with three successful exits spanning his career.
Dan has served in a variety of roles within marketing and technology, including COO of an advertising agency, and head of marketing for a $300 million private enterprise.
Dan currently resides in Tampa, Florida, with his lovely wife (owner of The Pilates Krewe), amazingly witty son, adorable daughter, and a Lionel train layout that spans 70 years of collecting.
After college, Dan began his career in technology, big data, and analytics by working at MicroStrategy, a business intelligence software firm in the DC Metro region. Dan contributed to a number of projects during his tenure, including building one of the largest data warehouses of the day, helping establish the network operations center (NOC), as well as some internal business intelligence projects to support reporting and billing.
After MicroStrategy, Dan traveled to San Francisco for a technology start-up, Data Advantage Group.
After four years, Dan returned to the DC Metro to work with a variety of start-ups in the enterprise software space over the course of five years.
Deciding to leverage his technical skills and passion for education, Dan then spent a decade in EdTech, through a variety of roles including marketing, consulting, and executive leadership.
Currently, Dan works for WordPress.org working to advance its mission of democratizing publishing, sponsored by Automattic Inc.
The Early Years
Dan attended the top-ranked Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) in Alexandria, Virginia. While at TJHSST, Dan served as Student Government President, dabbled in microelectronics, and did his best to pretend he was a gymnast.
Dan is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he attended the McIntire School of Commerce with a focus in Management Information Systems and Management. More notably, Dan served as the Cavalier Mascot where he earned a varsity letter and National Cheerleading Association All-American award. For his senior year at UVa, Dan was awarded a room “on the lawn” by his peers, often considered UVa’s highest student honor. During that same year, Dan received a scholarship for community service and achievement and served as an officer for his fraternity, AEPi.