I am SVP of Strategic Partnerships at ShareThis. Previously I was CEO and co-founder of Socialize, Inc. (ShareThis acquired Socialize in March 2013). // Socialize launched AppMakr.com in 2010, a DIY mobile app creation platform, and sold it in 2013. // I am a speaker & panelist on ways social media & mobile innovations are changing our lives. // Before being an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, I lived in DC, where I started and sold two technology companies. Before that, I worked for GE in Latin America. // I graduated from U.Va's McIntire School of Commerce and TJHSS&T. // My brother Sam Odio is the creator of DivvyShot.com, a Y Combinator funded company which was acquired by Facebook. He is now the founder and CEO of Freshplum. (Here's a great article about us both moving West.) // I am an ENTJ and I volunteer for NFTE. // I love kiteboarding and I play my computer like an instrument (and you should too). // There are many things I want to do before I die. // Try to beat the winning time in my F1 GeekSpeed challenge.
Here's my full bio:
Daniel R. Odio is the SVP of Strategic Partnerships for ShareThis. ShareThis powers the social web, touching the lives of 95% of U.S. Internet users across more than 2.3 million publisher sites and 120+ social media channels. Using an industry-standard known as Social Quality Index (SQI), ShareThis provides its publisher partners with a rich set of analytics to understand the social behavior of its users and optimize content accordingly. For advertisers, ShareThis uses its insights to deliver online advertising campaigns at scale to the most relevant and influential audiences. ShareThis is the company for those who want to make the world a more connected, trusted, and valuable place through the simple yet powerful act of sharing.
Previously, Daniel was CEO and co-founder of Socialize, Inc, which was acquired by ShareThis in March 2013.
Before Socialize, Daniel leveraged technology in other industries, earning his Series 22 & 63 securities licenses and real estate broker's license to start Cardéa Commercial Real Estate Advisors, a commercial real estate brokerage specializing in using technology to execute tax-efficient real estate investments, and DROdio Real Estate, Inc, a progressive residential real estate brokerage. Daniel also served on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of REALTORS. His technology and real estate endeavors were featured on the cover of the The Wall Street Journal's Marketplace section in July 2004.
Prior to real estate, Daniel was the VP, Sales of AcceleratedServers, a Beowulf supercomputing cluster company whose customers included the Department of Defense and Paramount Pictures.
Daniel has been featured on CNN, CNBC, TLC, Forbes, BBC and many other publications for his innovative use of technology in industries ranging from real estate to computer servers and mobile phones.
Daniel was a member of General Electric's Technical Leadership Program. Daniel worked for GE in Latin America, including Brazil and Argentina. Daniel graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Commerce, speaks Spanish and Portuguese, and resides in Silicon Valley with his wife.
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