Dan is the Managing Partner of GPG Ventures - Houston. Dan is a native Houstonian where he has been an active venture investor in early-stage medical device, biotech, digital health, insurance, and technology companies.

Dan is a passionate venture entrepreneur having started, led, advised, and funded numerous early-stage technology companies over the past 25 years. He has personally invested in over 35 early-stage companies. Most recently, Dan led the nationwide syndication investor network of a crowd-funding investment platform focused on early-stage medical innovation.

Prior to that, Dan was involved in several technology companies including a 10-year tenure as CEO of SalvageSale, a venture-backed online auction platform, essentially an “industrial eBay”, which was acquired by the world’s largest heavy equipment auction company.

Dan started his career with Accenture and was a partner with Computer Sciences Corporation before entering the venture community. He has been recognized for his leadership with high growth technology companies and is a frequent entrepreneurial speaker.

He is also very active in the charitable and business community. Dan currently is a board observer of several portfolio companies including Hooray Health, NonInvasix, NovaScan and WorkShield. He is a director of Texas Business Hall of Fame, past president of the Children’s Museum of Houston, and a member of the San Jose Clinic Advisory Board. He served as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 55 of the Boy Scouts of America.

Dan earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Dan is married to Allison Zwiener Parsley. They have three children, one loyal dog, and a fat cat. He enjoys duck hunting, flyfishing, cooking, and golf.