Since 1993 Dana has been personally investing in commercial real estate projects. He has specialized in the acquisition of shopping centers and other income producing real estate assets, second home lot development, mezzanine or debt financing and asset based lending.
A proud graduate of Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, with a BS in Marketing Dana was awarded the prestigious “Young Alumni Leadership Award” in 1999. While in college he founded a variety of successful entrepreneurial ventures that assisted with his education expenses. Following graduation, he was employed as a sales and marketing representative for a major consumer products manufacturer, and successfully recruited and managed a sales organization of more than 500 representatives.
Dana later joined The Loflin Group - a boutique staffing and placement firm - specializing in (then) Big Five accounting and finance professionals. Dana quickly grew to become the top producer in the firm and was promoted to Vice President in 1995 and Sr. Vice President in 1996. In addition to his other accomplishments at The Loflin Group, Dana successfully established and managed relationships with many new clients, including Gillette, Walt Disney, and Fidelity Investments. Among his most significant achievements was billing over $1 million in fees and placing 200+ excellent candidates, both of which earned him the honor of nomination in the Top 2% of recruitment professionals nationwide. Dana ultimately left the retained search business to pursue Performance Holdings on a full time basis in 1998.
Born in New England, Dana currently lives on beautiful Lake Norman in NC with his wife and 2 young kids. Dana is an Eagle Scout and he serves on the boards of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization and the Patriot Charities, which raises funds for wounded warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.