In 2017, Dan Park was appointed Chief Executive Officer at BuildDirect. Dan brings nearly three decades of experience building and leading world-class teams at top-tier multi-billion dollar retail and technology companies. At BuildDirect, Dan leads the executive leadership team and also sits on the BuildDirect Board of Directors. He is responsible for all aspects of the BuildDirect business including strategy and vision creation, operational execution against the strategy, fundraising and external financing, team recruitment and leadership, developing the product strategy and executing against the technology roadmap, and overall P&L management.
Dan’s career has spanned various sectors and executive management roles including McKinsey and Company, Target, and Payless Shoesource, and as a Captain in the U.S. Army. Most recently, Dan was General Manager and Commercial Vertical Leader of Amazon Business, a channel he built from scratch to several billions of dollars and one of their fastest growing businesses. Prior to that role, he led the global product management team for Amazon Business and held GM roles in the Amazon Consumer Electronics category.
Dan earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from West Point United States Military Academy and a Master’s of Business Administration from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration
In his spare time, Dan enjoys spending time with his family (wife, 2 year old son, and 2 rescue dogs) and friends, biking, exercising, volunteering, and exploring his new home – Vancouver.
Favorite Books: He has three: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch & Jeffrey Zaslow; Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate by Spencer Rascoff & Stan Humphries; The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Kapp.
Words to live by: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou