Dan leads the M&A activities within the HB Ventures portfolio of businesses and also serves as CEO of HB Strategy Group, an HB Ventures portfolio company. He has filled or currently fills a number of senior executive roles at portfolio or client companies, including CEO, CMO, CSO, and VP Business Development.
He brings 12 years of Fortune 500 experience in addition to five years of entrepreneurial leadership experience. Dan led the Corporate Strategy Group at Micron Technology ($10B semiconductor company), leading strategy development, mergers and acquisitions, competitive analysis and market research. During his tenure Micron acquired over $4 Billion in Assets and dramatically improved its competitive position in the memory industry. He also spent eight years with Hewlett Packard in Strategy & Marketing Management roles. While at HP, he spent five years building the enterprise e-marketing business from scratch to an operation contributing over $1.3 Billion in leads annually. Also while at HP, Mr. Burton built the Strategic Analysis function within the Strategy & Planning Group of a $13 Billion Business Unit. Before joining HP Dan was an Associate Consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, where he consulted Fortune 500 clients in the health care, energy, and high technology industries on issues of strategy and operations management.
Dan's entrepreneurial experience includes co-founding and leading HB Ventures and HB Strategy Group, and leading the strategy development process for the Portico Pharmacy, Huntington Learning Centers of Utah and Idaho, and Healthcare Quality Catalyst. Dan's first full-time entrepreneurial experience came as the Regional Director of Operations for the Princeton Review of Utah in the mid-90's. When he took responsibility for the business, it was on the verge of bankruptcy. After two years and a dramatic turnaround, revenue tripled and profitability quadrupled.
Dan holds an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard University, where we was elected a George F. Baker Scholar, and a BS in Economics, magna cum laude, from BYU.