- Strategic Management (corporate entrepreneurship, corporate strategy, start-ups)
- Growth, Sales Effectiveness and New Product/Services Launch
- Management and Leadership Strategies and Skills
- Entrepreneurship – Strategies for Driving Aggressive Growth
Weinfurter is currently a Director for Mentor Group UK. Mentor Group is a London-based global technology-enabled services firm that delivers solutions focused on improving sales productivity, leadership capability and ultimately driving increases in revenue growth. Dan is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience. He has been the founder and CEO of three private equity-backed businesses and was the number two executive for a fourth. The three previous companies achieved high rankings on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies, with Parson Group landing the coveted #1 spot.
In addition to Dan’s entrepreneurial ventures, he has also provided consulting and interim management to a variety of firms, from start-ups to large public companies. GrowthPlay, his previous venture grew by acquisition and robust organic growth from 1 person in 2014 to about 140 employees spread throughout the United States in six physical offices at the beginning of 2017. GrowthPlay achieved the #22 overall ranking on the 2017 Inc. 500 list, and the #1 ranking overall in the Business Products and Services category. Prior to forming GrowthPlay, Dan was the co-founder and CEO of Capital H Group LLC. Capital H Group was a private equity backed global human capital consulting firm founded in 2003 and sold in 2009.
Dan formed Capital H after being founder and CEO of Parson Group, LLC. Parson Group provided consulting services for the finance, accounting and business systems areas of large organizations. Before forming Parson Group, Dan was the number two executive for Alternative Resources Corporation (ARC). He joined ARC during its second year of business as head of field sales and operations and was responsible for organic expansion that grew revenues from less than million in 1989 to over 0 million in 1994. ARC became a public company in May of 1994 and became the 2nd best performing IPO on NASDAQ for that year. Dan started his career at General Electric, where he entered its sales training program after graduating college. He served in a variety of sales and sales management roles at GE in four different US cites over eight years with the company.
Dan received a BS and MBA from Marquette University. He has served as a Director of Prime TSR, Brill Street + Company, Direct Fit Inc., TalentDrive, Corporate Technology Communications, ThermoFluids, Inc. and CPRi. Dan was also the Chairman of the President’s Advisory Council for the YWCA of Chicago and a mentor with the Clinton Foundation’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence. He is the author of Second Stage Entrepreneurship, Ten Proven Strategies to Drive Aggressive Growth (Macmillan/Palgrave, 2013), and has written many articles that have been published in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Top Sales World and others.
When he is not traveling, he divides his time between Chicago, Wisconsin, and Delray Beach, Florida.
He currently serves as an operating advisor for Bounds Equity Partners and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. Dan was an Adjunct Lecturer at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from 2014 – 2016, developing the curriculum and teaching a class titled: Human Capital and Enterprise Scaling. He has also authored many articles that have been published in HBR, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Top Sales World and many other publications.