Dan is an Advisor at Open Ocean Capital, where he investigates and assesses mostly early stage B2B software companies. He is a freelance consultant for technical strategy, product marketing and environmental technology, as well as an Open Source technologist and fervent early stage Tech investor.

Dan is Co-founder of the Samba Team, software developers who created the Samba SMB File Server Suite used in Linux, BSD, and many other platforms.

He is also VP Special Projects for Zentyal, a Linux server for small and medium businesses, as well as Director at Emerge Open, a not-for-profit Open Source Recruitment and Services company.  

Dan was previously CTO at Valley Technology, a well-established IT Services provider based in Edinburgh. Prior to that he was Open Source Manager at Virtutech, based in California, and Tellurian, based in Australia; both software development solutions companies.