A proud Arlington resident since 1999, Dan will bring a passion for our town, a thorough understanding of town finances and services, and years of business management experience to the Board of Selectman.
Highly active in local government and finance
Dan has been deeply involved in town government and budgeting for over 10 years:
- Finance committee member for 5 years
- Town Meeting member for 9 years
- Helped found the Information Technology Advisory Committee, and has served on others.
- Dan’s popular commentary on Town Meeting, posted to his website since he was first elected in 2001, is a trusted source of information and analysis for many Arlington residents and town officials.
Experienced business manager
Dan is a seasoned product and customer experience director, with a successful career spanning several rapidly growing technology startup companies. In his role, Dan juggles complex budgets, leads diverse teams of people, and balances competing priorities and viewpoints every day.
- Currently, Dan is managing product and community at Quantopian, located in downtown Boston.
- Previous startups where Dan has performed similar roles were acquired by companies such as The New York Times, Hewlett-Packard, Amazon, EMC, and Symantec.
- Graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
A leader who can find solutions
In his years of work in town finance and governance, Dan has earned a reputation as a:
- Respectful listener and consensus builder
- Critical thinker who asks tough questions and looks for the root of problems — not just their symptoms.
- Hard worker with a firm grasp of the town budget and services
- Careful steward of taxpayer dollars.
- Strong advocate for the smart use of technology to help our employees do more with less.
Dan owns a home on Alpine Street in Arlington Heights. When he’s not at work, volunteering in town government, or running for Selectman, Dan is active in his fraternity’s alumni group, likes to bike, play darts with friends, and indulge in the occasional computer game.