Daniel has been an investor in the B12 Capital Portfolio Companies since the Company’s inception in 2006. In January 2015, Daniel joined B12 Capital Partners as a full-time Partner. Previously, he spent 15 years as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., a NYSE Listed asset management firm with $135 billion in assets under management located in Overland Park, Kansas. As General Counsel, Daniel advised the management, officers and directors of Waddell on all legal, compliance and corporate governance matters, including all legal issues in acquisitions, strategic investments, divestitures and regulatory compliance. As a result, he has extensive experience in the raising of capital through the public and private offerings of securities. In addition to his involvement in the B12 Capital Portfolio Companies, in 2008 Daniel formed a family-owned holding company that has direct investments in private operating companies in which he continues to have both operational and management responsibilities. He is also a founding and managing member of Market Vineyards, L.L.C., an award-winning boutique winery located in Richland, Washington. Prior to his role of General Counsel, Daniel was engaged in the private practice of law as a transactional business and securities lawyer with the Klenda Mitchell law firm in Wichita, Kansas. He also spent two years as a tax accountant with Ernst & Young, LLP in Kansas City, Missouri. Daniel is a 1992 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law and a 1988 graduate of Bethel College where he majored in Accounting and Business Administration. He is a Member of the Bar in both Kansas and Missouri.