After growing up in the Houston area and studying economics at Harvard College, Dan trained as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps. As a platoon commander with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the USS Mesa Verde, he led the Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel force in support of the NATO aerial campaign over Libya. He then served as executive officer of India Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines as it mentored Afghan forces to assume lead security responsibility and executed counter-narcotics missions in Marjah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Dan graduated with honors from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review and taught undergraduate economics courses. Following experience in consulting and finance and a legal clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Dan joined SCF Partners in 2018. He is responsible for evaluating new investment opportunities and providing strategic growth assistance to our partners.