Danny is a tireless connector focused on social innovation and fueling the power of marketing. With over 30 years of experience in philanthropy and marketing, he is focused on developing teams to help brands realize higher aspirations that will have a positive and sustainable impact on for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
With his 40-year friend and business partner, Robert, he is deeply invested in growing Reciprocity Road, a $250-Million distributor-supplier partnership, with a strong corporate social responsibility initiative called “BrandGood.”
Outside Brand Fuel, Danny is the active co-founder of Band Together, a volunteer-driven organization that has donated over $12 million to 117 nonprofits through The Southeast’s largest charitable concert event. The model? Partnership philanthropy.
He is the husband of Niccole and father of 2 bold and beautiful daughters, Tyler and Brooke.
“Mary Oliver, the poet, implied that we are all ingredients of an extraordinary, beautiful world. So, what are we going to do about it? I think the verb “help” is underemployed. So, let’s connect. Through business, philanthropy, music, marketing, community, life experiences… It would be a privilege to help you or your organization stand a little taller.”
Favorite B Corps: New Kind, Noel & Co., Unity Digital, Fairware, and of course, Brand Fuel.
Favorite Sports Team: UNC Tar Heels.
Pet Peeves: Unnecessary waste, unnecessary traffic, unnecessary air guitar.
Favorite Quote: “I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.” – E.B. White
Childhood Hero: Evel Knievel
Music: Parquet Courts, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, The Avett Brothers, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Combo Chimbita, IDLES, Susto, Vulpeck, Dawes, Railroad Earth, The Motet, Allman Brothers, Sylvan Esso, Umphrey’s McGee, Grateful Dead, Jack White, Robert Randolph, Talking Heads, Caroline Rose, New Mastersounds, The Ramones, The Clash, Elvis Presley, Beastie Boys, Khruangbin, Yawpers and Bob Marley.
Accolades/Roles: Promotional Products Assoc. International Humanitarian of the Year, American Marketing Assoc. Volunteer of The Year, Promotional Products Assoc. International Board 2017-2021, ASI Bess Cohen Humanitarian Award, Goodmon Community Leadership Award, Triangle Top 50 Entrepreneur, Top 10 Most Influential People Online (PP Industry), PromoKitchen Co-Founder, PromoCares Co-Founder, WRAL Better Carolina Award, Marbles Museum Superhero for Kids Award, News & Observer Tarheel of The Week, Triangle Business Journal Humanitarian of the Year, and Triangle Rocks, Paper, Scissors Champion.