Dan Kimerling, AB'08, AM'08
Named to Forbes 30 Under 30!
We are proud to see Dan Kimerling, our esteemed Alumni Club of the Bay Area Board President, in the headlines of Forbes 30 Under 30! Dan graduated with an AB in Political Science and an AM in International Relations in '08.
Dan is the co-founder and former CEO of Standard Treasury. In his role he set the strategic vision for the company while leading hiring, business operation, sales, partnerships, along with corporate and business development. He was also Standard Treasury's primary spokesperson and a sought after speaker on topics related to banking innovation.
Before starting Standard Treasury, Dan was the first employee and Chief Operating Officer of Giftly, a stored value technology company that was acquired by GiftCards.com in 2013. While he was leading the company, Business Insider named Giftly one of “The 20 Best Start Ups of 2011” and Dan one of the “25 Hot Young Stars In Silicon Valley”. Giftly’s mobile app was also named “Best of the App Store” by Apple in 2012.
Before Giftly, Dan was a journalist and analyst at TechCrunch, the leading technology website on the Internet. He also ran their well-regarded conference business for two years. Earlier in his career he was an award winning policy scholar, being named the Anne Armstrong Policy Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a Jeff Metcalf Fellow at the Hudson Institute.
Dan holds an AB & AM with Honors from the University of Chicago and studied Analytic Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business under a Booth Scholars scholarship. In addition to his duties leading the Bay Area Alumin Board, he is also a member of the NextGen Advisory Board at the Computer History Museum.
He lives with his wife and their dogs in San Francisco.
Dan's piece of advice for other alums: "Don’t think that you need to follow any path. Rather, carve your own. If you had asked me what I would be doing at 28, I would never have guessed that I would be the CEO of a company. Rather, it just happened. If I had been too prescribed, then I would never have opened myself up to the experiences that led me here."