bext360's goal is to utilize technology to improve the upstream supply chains of key commodities and thereby enhance the lives of the communities that provide them.
DAN'S STORY — Dan is a US and Africa based entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience living and working in emerging and frontier markets including China, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and India. He has professional roots in technology, applied mathematics, electronic commerce, and emerging economies. In 1991, Dan was with the Defense Intelligence Agency where he was a key architect and topology designer of the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications Systems (JWICS), the first and now largest TCP/IP system to transfer voice, video, and data across Top Secret networks.
Dan spent the last five years living in Kinshasa, DRC, where he evaluated supply chains and structured/funded companies as CEO and founder of Pioneer Management. In the DRC, he founded RAMIKA, the first US-owned company to successfully export conflict-free minerals from the DRC to the US in compliance with supply chain and traceability requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act. In addition, he structured the first private port facility constructed in the DRC.
Dan has a B.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell and an M.B.A. with concentrations in International Business, Finance, and Business Strategy from the University of Chicago (Booth). He served as an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Chicago, where his specialty was the impact of technology on Business Strategy.