Daniel’s team is comprised of independent contractors with significant senior executive and operating management experience and selected to fulfill the specific needs of each assignment. Teams work with management to develop and execute a jointly-developed revised game plan for the company in which assets and cash flows are redeployed to expand the client’s business plan and/or business model. The findings/conclusions/recommendations of the team are based on a consensus incorporating the views of Daniels’ senior management and selected independent contractor strategists, as well as the client’s senior management and Board of Directors. Select current team members and contractors include:
Arthur Viola, Daniels’ Chief Executive Officer, is a corporate strategist possessing in excess of thirty years of expertise in executing in the micro-cap sector. He provides capital raising alternatives, an extensive financial network, creation of operating public entities as a conduit for non-dilutive financings, joint ventures, maximizing growth prospects through leveraged transactions, and development of systems for effective operations. Mr. Viola successfully developed and brought to fruition a start-up/roll-up model that created a new division of a mini-cap public company to $8 million in revenues with EBITDA of $680,000 in a record 13 months. His efforts resulted in the company gaining listing on the OTC BB from the Pink Sheets. Most recently, Mr. Viola structured and managed the launch of Daniels Corporate Advisory Company (DCAC) in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Services sector. The Logistics subsidiary is presently expanding in the NY tri-state area and is at late stage partnership discussions with Logistics brokers in key U.S. Cities. He continues to provide senior executive oversight management on all of the subsidiary investments while reviewing all client projects and co-investment opportunities. He has served as the CEO of Daniels Corporate Advisory Group since September 2002. Prior to his tenure at Daniels, Mr. Viola founded The Viola Group, Inc., a New York-based public company which acquired and managed private companies. He merged the Viola Group with DataMeg Corp., a telecommunications concept company. He structured, negotiated and assisted in the financing, including a forward stock split, resulting in a 900% ROI. Mr. Viola served as an Advisor to the Board of Directors of Broadleaf Capital Partners and acted as CEO of INfe Human Resources, Inc. where he consummated two acquisitions and several add-on products in the Staffing Industry. He was appointed to Crain’s New York Business Finance Advisory Panel and is listed in Who’s Who in American Business. Mr. Viola holds a B.A. in Economics/Finance from Iona College and an MBA/Financial Management-Accounting-Investment Banking from Pace University – Lubin School of Business.
Dr. Avi I. Hauser, Ph.D., M.B.A presently serves as CEO of Synergee, providing workshops and key learning skills for the corporate market. Additionally, he is Managing Director of Thinker’s Toys. He acted as Director of Scientific and Technological Affairs of Mars Inc. Dr. Hauser has more than 25 years experience in science and technology. He also has more than 13 years of management experience in AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Mars Inc. He held various positions in development (Bell Labs), marketing, strategy, sales and general management. He has been working in the field of business assessment of technology and new methodologies for management of technological based enterprises. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Aqualang. He served as Chief Technology Officer of Mondato Ltd. He serves as Director of ExchangeLab International Inc. He headed corporate R&D for Mars inc., and a business unit for Bell Laboratories. He serves as a Member of Advisory Board of ESpoc Inc. He is a passionate believer in utilizing technology for the betterment of business. Dr. Hauser is presently focusing on accelerating small businesses through strategic vision, leadership, innovation and solid analytical skills. He holds an M.B.A. with concentration in marketing and finance from Columbia University. Dr. Hauser holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Yale University.
The team concentrates on growth acceleration in a specifically chosen industry and/or market niche through a variety of novel approaches and structures including sales agency agreements, levered acquisition/merger transactions, and joint-venture marketing opportunities, just to name a few. As Daniels matures its first several subsidiary incubated clients to spin-off status, the Independent Contractors responsible for getting these clients to a viable, stand lone status either through direct consult or the use of their referral networks will be offered senior executive positions in Daniels or the subsidiary that is now an independent public entity. Compensation would include equity ownership in Daniels if contractor is offered a senior management position. If contractor prefers to remain an independent agent, he can expect equity ownership in each subsidiary/spin-off development assignment in which he participates.
Andrew Cossen is managing Director of Cossen Associates and Thinkers` Toy. For over 30 years as a leader and entrepreneur in Information Technology Services, he founded and built numerous consulting firms, as well as a software firm. The entities range from a full service project based Enterprise Resource Planning solutions firm listed on NASDAQ, to several privately held professional services companies, including, but not limited to Applied Concepts, Tekmate, and Infotek. Recently, he was instrumental in the strategic repositioning of a pioneering Decision Sciences firm. Working with numerous and varied clients, his keen aptitude in talent recruitment and team building, sales and marketing, corporate risk and strategy, client relationship management, and finance have received numerous accolades. From Fortune 100 companies to governmentally driven entities to technology driven startups, in many businesses, from many countries, with varying points of view and differing kinds of talent, Mr. Cossen “created value” by comprehending and being responsive to clients needs, and delivering real world solutions. These skills: creativity, hard work, a merchant`s sensibility, the awareness of listening, and above all career long strong positive relationships articulated with good character, have been the time tested cornerstones of his victories in the crucible of business. He played a leadership role in consulting to companies whose successes are easily measured: AT&T, ADP, Barclays, Bear Stearns, Bell Labs, Citicorp, IBM, IT&T ,Lucent Technolgies, Meryl Lynch, NYU Medical, QWest/Century Link, KPMG, Simon & Schuster, SIAC, Swiss Reinsurance and United Technologies. Boston University: BA Philosophy & Political Science; New School for Social Research: Graduate studies towards a PhD; Results Coaching: Graduate of Business Coaching Program.
Daniels is constantly in search of Independent Contractors with senior professional skills in the areas of Corporate Strategy, Sales/Market Planning, Private Equity/Venture Capital and/or Advisory Board Membership. If you are an executive or operations manager interested in becoming a key, integral part of the Daniels’ expert team, email info@DanielsCorporateAdvisoryCo.com.