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Serial entrepreneur, although he has tried to retire numerous times. Dan was named Entrepreneur of the Year for Benton County 2003

Serial entrepreneur, although he has tried to retire numerous times. Dan was named Entrepreneur of the Year for Benton County 2003. 

Several of his major projects include:

  • He is currently working with several startup, including startups from OSU and UofO.  He is an active angel investor and mentor to several companies.  
  • He is also involved in several real estate investments including indoor soccer facilities, apartment projects, senior living facilities, and self storage units.
  • He was appointed by the federal court to be on the 4 person management committee of the $1.7 Billion Sunwest bankruptcy.
  • He also served on the creditors committee and LLC committee. In past he was instrumental in raising $45 million dollar to start a green-field sawmill in Chehalis, WA.  This sawmill is one the first brand new sawmill to be built in recent times, which was sold to Sierra Pacific shortly after startup.
  • He was a founder and President of HotData, Inc an internet data company.  HotData has raised 3 rounds of Venture Capital and was sold to Group 1, eventually purchased by IBM.
  • Mr. Whitaker was an initial partner and a director of Rogue Wave Software, Inc.  Rogue Wave was #93 on the INC 500 list.   Mr. Whitaker was instrumental in raising Venture Capital and helping Rogue Wave do an IPO.