Dan Saks

President & Co-CEO, AppDirect

Dan is president and co-CEO of AppDirect, the only end-to-end cloud commerce platform for succeeding in the digital economy, which he co-founded in 2009 with Nicolas Desmarais. Under Dan’s leadership, the AppDirect ecosystem powers millions of cloud subscriptions worldwide and connects channels, developers, and customers to simplify the digital supply chain by enabling the onboarding and sale of products with third-party services, for any channel, on any device, with support. In addition, Dan established the five core cultural values of AppDirect – humility, true north, intensity, ownership and positive mental attitude – which guide the company’s overall vision. Dan credits these values for the company’s success, and mentors employees on embracing them as each individual grows in their career. An innovative thinker, he approaches each goal with a framework and plan for achievement, leading to his success. A sought-after expert in cloud and startup innovation, Dan was named as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2017 by Goldman Sachs and appeared on the 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 Enterprise Technology list. He was also the recipient of the prestigious McGill University Young Inspiration Achievement Award in 2018, part of the Desautels Management Achievement Awards, which honors business leaders who have made significant contributions to society. Dan has spoken at numerous industry conferences, including Web Summit, Collision, CeBIT, among others. He is an advisor for the venture capital fund 8VC, and serves on McGill University’s International Advisory Board. He holds degrees from McGill and Harvard universities.
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