Dano has spent over 9 years working as a business trainer and on demand consultant for business owners and CEO’s. He started eCenter Management in 2013 and quickly built a team of talented sales and business professionals that take on function rather than serve as advice givers for companies in the B2B community. Weekly he approves all strategic action plans for client sales teams, and is the spokesperson for the firm. Dano's style is highly engaging and he is well known for his practice of Scientific Selling, training with gamification, and being a rare “keynote trainer” focused on helping teams and audience practice and acquire skills, rather than talking about them. He’s a certified Master Facilitator and has spoken in front of large audiences nationally and globally. As a former NCAA student-athlete Dano holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Speech Communications from Missouri Western State University where he played baseball as a of decorated award winner and four-year starter. He also holds a Master of Arts in Communications from the New York Institute of Technology where he also served as an adjunct professor for Public Speaking at the young age of 23. Born in Hawaii he landed on the other side of the sates currently residing in Long Island, New York for over ten years with his wife Christine, and his four young kids: Malie (8 years old), Lani (6 years old), Koa (4 years old), and Leia (2 years old).
Jim has over 30 years of experience working at varied positions in marketing and finance at large banks and investment banks. He joined the firm as a Managing Partner in 2015 and serves as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Internally Jim is truly the secret weapon of the firm. He has run very large organizations and the experience he gained, across all business functions, is now invaluable to our success. Jim’s extensive career includes serving as the Chief Financial Officer of divisions of Smith Barney, Citibank and JPMorgan Chase and the Chief Administrative Officer of a Region within Chase Community Banking. Following an early retirement in September of 2013, Jim began investing in small businesses and consulting small business owners in financial analysis and best business practices. He holds a B.A. degree in English Literature from SUNY New Paltz and an MBA in Finance from Adelphi University where he graduated first in his class. Jim resides on Long Island, New York with his wife Michele. He has two grown children – Kyle and Sarah.