Peace of mind comes when the person we aspire to be and the person we see in the mirror are at its closest point.-- Danny Hughes
Danny Hughes is one of the most sought after and in-demand strategic business advisors and social impact accelerators; consulting numerous social entrepreneurs, CEO’s and innovators, guiding investors and funding sources dedicated to making an impact, supporting corporate brands eager to align with important causes, and coaching champions and influencers aiming to leave a legacy beyond the game.
In 2003, he co-founded Broadlook Technologies and in the span of a decade, tens of thousands of global users recognized Broadlook as an innovation leader in real-time data crawling, parsing and aggregation to power leading recruiting and HR, B2B sales and marketing, and data service operations.
Today, Dan is an active investor, sits on the boards of non-profit endeavors and social enterprises, and commits his active consulting practice towards venture philanthropy and social impact entrepreneurship and endeavors. He is a frequent speaker, panelist and presenter at industry leading Family Office, Alternative Investment and Impact Investing conferences and events. He co-authored 101+ Resources for Veterans:The Ultimate Resource Guide, has written numerous industry leading White Papers and e-books, and is presently writing a book on his life and lessons learned overcoming severe hearing disabilities.
“I learned more about sales from Dan than everyone else in my career. One of his top skills is the ability to listen and even more so…is his ability to coach others to listen.”
GM of Data Services, Ringlead
“I’ve had the opportunity to listen to Dan engage with prospects and clients, at trade shows or on the phone, and his ability to guide them through a sales process with questions and engaged listening is nothing short of masterful.”
Founder/CEO of Arlington Health
Founder/Partner at Adventures In Medicine
“Dan is one of those rare individuals who just “gets it”. His success, and from that, his insight, comes from his innate ability to cut through the noise and “listen” to what is important.”
President of FocusedChannels
“Not often do you meet someone who performed at a high level as a collegiate athlete who goes on to even greater success as a business professional and as a person.”
CEO of Gonzales Family Office
Founder/CEO of Engineered Tax Services, Inc.
“One of the most valuable lessons I have learned from Dan is the notion of a time and place to speak.”
CEO of GroupHigh
“Danny Hughes has taught us how to listen in a new way, that can build trust, deepen relationships and inspire people. Dan is a true mentor and master.”
PETER ANTHONY WYNN
Founder / CEO of Your Will Change The World
“Danny Hughes is one of those unique and innovative voices, particularly data along with the strategic partnerships to optimize ROI for organizations of all sizes and industry niches.”
CRM Legend, Founder and Former CEO of Act! and SalesLogix
CEO of Ryver
“Dan’s ability to listen has helped me personally break down the organization and produce a clear path, compelling messaging and expanded offering to achieve our strategic goals.”
Executive Director of A Hero Foundation
Co-Founder / Executive Director of Hire A Hero.org
“Exceptional Listening can build friendships and careers. I have known Dan Hughes for more than 15 years and no one does it better.”
International Thought Leadership Network
“Danny understands the art of relationships and is completely genuine in his approach, recognizing the long-term benefits from investing time and energy early in the process.”
Co-Founder / Vice-Chairman & Chief Revenue Officer of erecruit
“Dan is our go-to guy for executive brainstorming sessions. He brings a wealth of cross-industry knowledge and is always current on how to leverage technology for small business success.”
Founder/ CEO of Larym Design
“He has a gift of being able to take the complex and distilling it into a simple approach.”
President and Chief Executive Officer at Wind River Financial
“Dan is a “rock star” and has become a trusted advisor, instrumental in to help me grow my list/community from 100,000 to over 6 million .”
Founder of KraigKleeman.com and KraigKleeman.tv
“Danny’s collaborative and generous mentor-minded outlook provide early stage innovators strategic advice during pre- and early revenue growth operations.”
Attorney/Shareholder at Reinhart Boerner
Founder of Reinhart Genesis Innovators
“I’ve enjoyed the unique perspective of knowing Danny since his days as a Kansas State wide receiver.”
Chief Executive Officer of Agassi Graf Holdings
“Dan has consistently led the way in regard to innovation for recruitment businesses to make it easier to source candidates and clients. and to dramatically grow revenues.”
CEO of FutureRecruiters & RecruitmentTraining.com
“His ability to listen, asks the insightful questions that navigate our conversations and facilitate a mutual course of action is unparalleled. Danny is also the great simplifier.”
Leading State Farm Agent
MY PROJECTS & AFFILIATIONS
Some of the things I am working on
ADVENTURES IN MEDICINE
Career and Life Planning Resources for Residents, Fellows and Physicians.
Adventures in Medicine is the trusted resource for career and life planning for medical residents & physicians, residency programs, employers, and service providers.
We help residents & physicians achieve success in their careers and personal lives, and to positively impact the communities they serve.
A HERO FOUNDATION
A Hero Foundation was established in 2006 with a mission to plan, promote, and execute programs to assist members of the United States Armed Forces transitioning back into civilian life. We are committed to building online programs to allow veterans to break through cultural and educational confines that limit their transition back into the civilian world, while also recognizing those who do amazing things for their community.
Our flagship program Hire A Hero (www.hireahero.org) is the premier online job board and community of choice for those who have served our country and has helped thousands of veterans and their spouses connect to employers who value their service, work ethic and loyalty to our country.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
Hello. My name is Dan Hughes and I am so pleased that our paths have crossed in this remarkable journey of ours. Most of my friends, from childhood through beyond my college football days call me Danny, and I welcome you to do the same.
I love coaching. There is no bigger thrill than helping people of all age, gender, ethnicity and backgrounds see a bigger vision for themselves, find their purpose, architect a plan to get there and having the opportunity to support and witness improvements, setbacks and breakthroughs on their way to achieving their goals.
I reckon if I had the opportunity to rewind the clocks, I would have gone right into coaching the game of football after my playing career at Kansas State University like many of my teammates.
But during the course of a 30-years technology sales and entrepreneurial career, I ended up pretty damn good at this strategic sales, marketing and start-up stuff and turned my attention to working with people wanting to make a difference. Supporting those local, small or early-stage social impact innovators, business owners and entrepreneurs with big dreams and the desire to make an impact on the communities they serve.
I am a simplifier. Most of my time spent with clients is in helping them simplify and optimize their messages for developing lead flow and revenues, accessing and securing of investment capital, building relationships with corporate brands, and identifying the “influence” capital essential to accelerate their businesses and impact.
Along the way, I developed substantial relationships with the Private Wealth, Family Office, Foundations and Endowment communities, both domestic and international, and spend considerable time advising and expanding their field of vision and deal flow to support their impact investment and venture philanthropy initiatives and goals.
Lastly, I am really good at listening. Probably better than most, as I’ve had little choice due to the severity of my hearing loss since birth. Navigating early childhood, playing Division 1 College Football as a wide receiver, joining Hewlett-Packard as my first job out of college and a career spent building rapport, relationships and tremendous revenues as a sales professional, business development and an internet entrepreneur with limited hearing, requires the development of some strong listening skills. A book is in development to share more of this journey and the lessons learned on Listening.
I appreciate you taking the time to read my Personal Note and hope it inspires you to explore deeper and learn more. More importantly, let me know if you believe I can help you make an impact on the lives of others you are wish to do.
And also come with a good story. I always enjoy those.