Runner-up for Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) technologist of year in 2014, Dan is recognized as a proven technologist, leader, and decision maker. Prior to joining Cognitio Dan spent over ten years supporting the High Performance Computing (HPC) mission at the CIA including serving as an engineering lead, chief architect, and acting chief. In this capacity Dan developed broad-based experience and hands-on technical skills supporting every aspect of this unique HPC infrastructure. Dan’s experience includes building, deploying, and supporting operational technical infrastructure including complex heterogeneous High Performance Computing grid systems, high performance networks, and multi-petabyte storage subsystems. Finally, Dan is recognized for his broad understanding of computing hardware and software including the evaluation of leading edge technology against known and anticipated requirements. At Cognitio Dan supports a wide range of commercial and government customers in the testing, evaluation, and selection of software and technical solutions to meet mission needs and corporate objectives.