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Dan Ziegler

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

CEO, YCDB inc. Coach, Consultant, Creative Corner Man. Previously Director of Strategic Planning, LNK Ventures. Find me on ExecRank and YCDB

CEO, YCDB inc. Coach, Consultant, Creative Corner Man. Previously Director of Strategic Planning, LNK Ventures. Find me on ExecRank and YCDB

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Involved In


XEFRO Heating
Advantage Payroll Services
HUSH tech
Marlarm Securities

Side Projects

XEFRO - The world’s first commer
YCDB - a new coaching platform


CEO YCDB inc September 2009 - present
Director of Strategic Planning LNK Ventures September 2011 - January 2013
COO Digital-Backpack September 2011 - January 2013
CIO - Chief Information Officer The Ready Corp September 2009 - February 2011
SVP - Sales and Marketing Director Klick Kitchen LLC October 2007 - October 2008
Marketing Director/Sales Director Nissan North America May 2001 - September 2007
Sponsorship Director / Business Development Director Performance Motorsport Inc August 2002 - June 2005
Broker / Owner / CEO Network Properties October 1991 - December 2001


Johnson & Wales University Culinary Arts 1987 - 1989
The Institute for culinary arts at NY Culinary Arts 1985 - 1987

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Affiliate Networks
  • • Marketing
  • • Monetization
  • • Venture capital
  • • Seed funding
  • • Digital advertising
  • • Brand Advertising
  • • Brand Development
  • • Chef
  • • CPG marketing
  • • Data and Analytics
  • • Databases
  • • Early Stage Funding
  • • Email Management
  • • Investment strategies
  • • Social Network Analysis
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Events
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Healthcare
  • • Real Estate
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Specialty Food

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Customer service • Sales Strategy • Beverage • Ideation • Business Development • Brand Strategy • Entrepreneurship • Executive coaching • Food and beverage • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Dan Ziegler is a sought after business strategist, innovator and thought leader. A principal owner, investor and executive for over 28 years. Dan’s a former classically trained and accomplished Chef, an award winning global sales, marketing and product knowledge champion and a prolific thinker and entrepreneur with a consistent record of success across multiple industries. Many of his clients have called him a Polymath and a Coach who frequently provides much needed; "perspective". Dan is equally at home working on deal negotiations, process improvement, business growth, idea creation, consumer engagement or brand launches as he is at offering CEO level coaching or Start-Up level consultancy services as a board member.

Dan utilizes his diverse and purposed career experiences to guide his path and those he chooses to engage with. Dan’s instincts have been spot-on for far too long to consider his accolades and accomplishments mere luck. He is humble when clients recognize him as an expert in idea creation, process improvement, consumer experience modeling, strategic thinking, and data analytics among his many talents. He is actively looking for new challenges that can benefit from his diverse skill sets as well as offer fulfilling and rewarding services to the world.

Dan is currently the CEO of YCDB; YCDB, Inc. is a global movement wrapped into a brand development, process improvement and business consulting firm. Dan guides (coaches) established companies through market launch, measuring consumer expectations and strategic thinking as well as relationship building and business tactics needed for today's start-ups and young entrepreneurs to succeed. With his extensive network Dan carefully crafts relationships based on the needs of the company and its leaders. He is a connector, coach and common sense consultant with years of relevant experience working with dynamic teams in the Online and Offline sectors.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Value, Value and more Value - we get what we put our into the universe.

As an Advisor

I'm a "tell it as it is" New Yorker with 30 years of experiences to help guide your project. I've been a global leader in sales and traveled the world consulting, experiencing and soaking up knowledge in areas listed in my profile. I love what i do each and everyday.

I have a passion for helping others strategize, maximize and achieve what they want. I don't do the work for you; I am however one of the best idea men in the business. My deep understanding and passion for the consumer experience is what drove me to create YCDB. It's a way for me to help companies who simply don't know or cant see the challenges associated with bad service, missed connection, lack luster sales experiences, poor product knowledge or challenged communication processes. I offer anyone a a FREE evaluation; heavy on the value.

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Timothy Granito
We worked together  •  Financial Professional, Prudential Financial.
He persistent and undaunted when he sees an opportunity
Timothy Granito
We worked together  •  Financial Professional, Prudential Financial.
He is persistent and undaunted when he sees an opportunity
Ron Cohen
We worked together  •  Sales Manager, SPECTANK. Previously Director of Sales and marketing, Clean Act llc.
He is aggressive and willing to take chances. Not afraid of failure. Good communicator.

Juston Brommel
CMTO & Founder @ BlueFractal. We partner with growth stage businesses for Strategy (Corp, Marketing, Tech) and Execution (Mkt & Dev).

Corey Podolsky
Vice President of Business Development, CBS Local Digital Media, CBS Corporation. University of Michigan grad.

Michael L Atkinson
Investor, entrepreneur, principal @ Bailiwick Ventures and Directors @ Happytables, co-founder and