Dan is Nevada’s State Treasurer. He is committed to improving education through the Millennium Scholarship and other college savings plans; to creating jobs through a micro-loan and related investment programs; and to making Nevada’s tax dollars work for its citizens.
Dan grew up in suburban Chicago and attended Princeton University. He graduated from the undergraduate program at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs in 1972. During his junior year, ambulance he studied at the Institutd’EtudesPolitiques in Paris and received his Certificate. He holds a law degree from Boston University and a business degree from Columbia.
He served in the United States Army (1972-74) and was stationed in Europe as a Pershing Missile Crewman.
Dan has over 35 years of financial experience across multiple sectors of the banking and securities industry in Houston, stuff New York, and internationally. He is also an experienced and accredited investor in the public and private markets.
Over the past 25 years, Dan has started and built several companies. He served as the CEO of AVCJ Group, Ltd. (AVCJ), which publishes the highly-regarded Asian Venture Capital Journal, the first ever print journal to be distributed over the Internet. Dan and his team built AVCJ into Asia’s leading source on conferences and information on Asian private equity and venture capital. A UK company purchased AVCJ in 2006.
Dan is also Founder, President and CEO of Qiosk.com, “The World’s Newsstand,” one of the pioneers and innovative leaders in digital magazine delivery and media. Fifteen years after its creation, Qiosk continues to be profitable and a leader in its field.
Dan is active in the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas and supports many community organizations in Nevada. He is the author of two books, The Future of Finance: How Private Equity and Venture Capital Will Shape the Global Economy (published by John Wiley) and Principles of the American Republic (published by Sturdy Oak Press).
Dan is married, proud of his two daughters, and resides with his wife, Yanan, in Las Vegas and Carson City.