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Dan Mallin
Managing Director
Dan Mallin - Managing Director

Current roles include

Managing Director, SDWA Ventures, LLC.
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Minnesota Cup
Co-Founder, GetGoMN

Contact Information

Phone: (612) 840-1404
email: dan@sdwaventures.com

For over 20 years, Dan Mallin has established a solid track record in creating, growing and transforming businesses through his roles at both large and small businesses, ranging from technology services, sales, marketing and business development. He is known for his ability to quickly understand any business problem and offer a solution.

Early in his career, as an employee of 3M, Mallin was awarded the Pyramid of Excellence Award, Circle of Technical Excellence and Alpha Grants. In 1996, Mallin participated in Vice President Al Gore's business, education and government partnership, InfoTEST International.

Following 3M, Mallin became a Co-Founder and President of Imaginet, LLC., building that organization into a regional market leader in web development services. Upon acquisition by WPP Group plc, Dan became the North America COO of connect@jwt.

Next Mallin developed the business concept, built the team and co-founded Spot Buy Spot, the media buying platform that was used by over 12,000 media buyers to purchase over $1B in media monthly. Mallin became a well known leader in the digital transformation of media buying and the business was later acquired by Comcast in 2007.

Today, Mallin is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Magnet 360, an Inc 500 company that is a market leader in Salesforce consulting services. And throughout, Mallin has served on numerous boards, has advised numerous entrepreneurs through all cycles from inception to successful exit and he has contributed prodigious time to non-profit initiatives including Co-Founding the Minnesota Cup, the largest state wide business plan competition in the country.

Dan's awards include:

/// Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year (2014)

/// The Business Journal's Titans of Technology (2014)

/// Inc 500 (Magnet 360 #360 in 2013)

/// Fast 50 (#1 in 2012)

/// The Business Journal's 40 Under 40 (1998)

/// Twin Cities Business 200 Minnesotans You Should Know (2008)

/// Finalist for the MHTA Tekne Award (1997)