Dan’s strengths have proven to be the foundation growth and operational excellence for global brands from startup through fortune 500 companies. A leader with successful record of achievements linking innovative business strategies to operating excellence. A strategic thinker who drives execution.
Dan’s attributes include his commitment to operational excellence, implementation of best practices and process management cultures. His expertise in leading world-class operations for premier consumer goods and technology companies supports his ready ability to bring success to Hemp Synergistics.
His leadership experience spans a diverse list of companies, from startup through Fortune 500. Kohler has a history of developing global operating infrastructures and technology and supply chain platforms for multimillion- and billion-dollar brands, including supplement-maker Atrium Innovations (purchased by Nestle), Douglas Labs, SDC Nutrition, TY Beanie Babies, Keebler Foods and OfficeMax.
Kohler’s accomplishments driving sales growth and developing scalable infrastructure and business operations for world-class iconic consumer brands include the following:
• Ty (Beanie Babies) — growth from $50 million to $1.7 billion within two years
• PeoplePC — startup growth from $0 to $400 million within four years, initial public offering and acquisition
• OfficeMax — growth from $100 million to $5 billion within four years and IPO
• Keebler Foods — growth from $300 million to over $3 billion
Kohler has an established record of implementing solutions that improve quality, cost management and organization capability for scale and profitable growth. His commitment to operational excellence, best practices and successful process-management cultures comes from his in-depth experience in capital markets, M&A and VC relationships.
Dan has comprehensive experience with cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices), solution based technology, Federal and State regulatory and compliance agencies, and development of SOPs and KPMs. His extensive expertise in the areas of supply chain optimization and management, sales and operations planning, logistics, fulfillment, brand building, manufacturing and general management will be integral to the continued success of Hemp Synergistics.
Dan’s holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management, and a diploma in Strategic Management from Oxford University. He lends his expertise as board member of Same Page Solutions, Health Journeys, Improvita, Health and Wellness Products, and Mobilis Health, in addition to mentoring CEOs, COOs and other executive professionals.