Dan Hergert

CREATIVE

Dynamic leader. Fluent in all phases of executive management; leadership, motivation, business development, agency operations, client management, recruiting, mentoring, marketing communications, and integrated marketing. Understands that fostering creative people to create amazing work equals satisfied clients and sustainable business growth. Consistent, even-keeled, empathetic, yet firm management style.

 

CEO
Golf Media Network
Portland, OR
2015 – 2016
Led of a group of highly experienced creative professionals specializing in the development and distribution of golf, destination, and lifestyle content. Golf Media Network's portfolio of websites, publications, videos, and custom publishing products serve millions of avid golfers throughout North America.

 

VP, COO
CMD
Portland, OR
2008 - 2014

Managed all creative, technical, production, digital, UX, video, events, and project management teams of over 100+ staff within the integrated agency. Also interim CFO (2014). Key architect of integrated agency model; its people, process, structure, culture, facility, and finances. Expert in all phases of agency management.

 

VP Client Services
CMD
Portland, OR
1996 - 2008 

Led account service and media teams with $30MM+ in annual billings. Front-line business developer generating multi-million dollar accounts.

 

VP Sales
The Oswego Company
Portland, Oregon
1992 - 1996 

Business development and account management for agency that pioneered digital product illustration along with traditional creative agency services.

 

Director of Advertising and Promotion
Kawai America
Compton, CA
1989 – 1992

Managed all marketing, advertising, and sales promotions for the North American division of world's largest piano manufacturer.

 

Advertising and Creative Services Manager
Eldon Office Products
Carson, CA
1987 – 1989

Directed all advertising, marketing communication materials, packaging, trade shows, and sales meetings. Managed in-house creative department as well as external agencies and design firms.

 

EDUCATION
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Florham Park, NJ
B.S., Finance/Economics, minor Computer Programming. Cum laude.

United States Air Force
1st Lieutenant USAF Reserve, Commissioned 1982. Honorable Discharge 1992.