Daniel Farber Huang
Daniel is an experienced CEO and Board Director, who has served as an Interim CEO/COO/CFO with a successful track record of building and scaling companies across a wide range of industries.
Daniel contributes similar significant value to Boards and corporate leaders through his mentoring, dynamic problem solving, ability to tackle complex challenges from multiple perspectives, and entrepreneurial sense of urgency, all of which result in actionable strategy and measurable performance.
As Acting CEO of Odyssey Specialty Vehicles, Daniel rapidly transformed an underperforming company (4 years of losses prior to Daniel’s arrival) to profitability in 12 months. Under Daniel’s leadership, Odyssey was selected as a Manufacturer of the Year Finalist by NJBiz Magazine, and subsequently acquired by an industry leader.
Daniel is a Board Member of the ECRI Institute, the largest healthcare patient safety non-profit in the U.S., where he serves on ECRI’s Audit & Compliance and Finance Committees. Daniel was invited to the ECRI Board to contribute his expertise in topline business development, cybersecurity and digital transformation, corporate finance, and risk mitigation.
Daniel is an Advisor to Princeton University’s startup incubator, The Keller Center for Innovation, where he mentors companies on growth strategies and managing risk, and is an executive coach to Keller Center’s high-performing leadership teams.
Daniel was Interim CFO for an INC 5000 company where he reduced inefficient spending (without any reduction in service quality) by up to 50%, and numerous other initiatives to increase the company's enterprise value. Daniel was also Interim COO of a $60 million (revenue) manufacturer where he dramatically broadened the company’s sales channels into new product markets and reduced build-time for a major production line by 38%.
Daniel’s earlier experience includes Goldman Sachs Financial Strategies, Merrill Lynch Investment Banking, and ING Barings Private Equity Group, executing domestic and international financings.
Daniel is author of the books Personal Privacy for Professionals, GET LOST: Personal Privacy Strategies for Extremely Busy People, Practical Cyber Security for Extremely Busy People, and NOWHERE TO HIDE: Open Source Intelligence Gathering. He is a frequent contributor to both popular and industry publications. His work is recognized in two TED.com Talks and numerous international publications.
Daniel earned an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management, a Master’s degree in Journalism with a Certificate in International Security from Harvard University, and a BA in Economics from New York University.