Leader, Higher Education Sector and Not-for-Profit Advisory Practice
KPMG in the U.S.
As the KPMG advisory sector leader for the higher education and not-for-profit advisory practice, Dan helps lead a US team of professionals in the areas of strategy, transaction services, management consulting and risk consulting. His core function sits within the strategy and deal advisory practice, where he helps leaders at universities and academic medical centers consider how their institutions can adapt to the rapidly changing environment for higher education institutions. From planning through execution, the firm’s teams then work with university leaders to plan, develop and manage strategic investments within the context of a sound financial and risk profile. Dan previously served as Vice Chancellor of the Division of Planning and Budget for the University of California, Merced. In this role, Dan led the consolidation of administrative staff from several departments to facilitate the integration of planning and budgeting functions and was responsible for the planning and execution of the second phase development of the campus, called the UC Merced 2020 Project. As a member of the Chancellor’s executive cabinet, Dan served on the campus Executive Risk Management Committee for the oversight of campus internal audit processes and alignment with system-wide practices. He served as a champion of change across a number of leadership initiatives, and understands the dynamic nature and diversity of perspectives that exist within large research institutions. Dan has also served as a guest lecturer at Georgetown University, Stanford University and the UC Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education.
- Risk Management
University of California, Davis: BS Managerial Economics
University of California, Davis: BA Political Science and Public Service
UC Merced Foundation, Board of Trustees
WASC Senior College and University Commission, peer review panelist