About “Mr. Business”
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Aaron McDaniel (nicknamed “Mr. Business” after winning a male pageant to raise funds for charity) is a corporate director, entrepreneur and dynamic speaker. Upon graduating from college, Aaron joined SBC, now AT&T, as part of its exclusive Leadership Development Program and worked in numerous functional areas including sales, operations, strategy, business development, marketing and customer care. In just over 6 years at AT&T, he has managed over 110 different direct reports and has overseen organizations as large as 60. Aaron’s strong leadership was recognized with his selection to AT&T’s Diamond Club, awarded to the top 1% of sales leaders worldwide, being one of the youngest ever to serve as Regional Vice President.
Outside of his corporate career, Aaron is the co-founder and CEO of Nimobi Incorporated, maker of the FlagdownTaxi smartphone application and is co-founder and CEO of Pong360 (sold in 2012), an ecommerce company focused on consumer products targeted at college students and young professionals.
His passion for helping young professionals succeed reaches back to his time at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business where he instructed the highly rated student-led course, “Leadership and Organizational Dynamics” from 2002-2004. As an active member of the National Speakers Association, Aaron continues to share strategies for success having spoken at many universities and to young professionals at top companies like Wells Fargo.
A passionate advocate for community service, Aaron is a big brother for Big Brother Big Sisters of the Bay Area. He volunteers for Junior Achievement and is part of the Education Circle of the Full Circle Fund (
), a philanthropic organization driving lasting social change. A socially responsible business leader true to form, in 2009 Aaron founded the Jill Wakeman Foundation for Equality (
), a non profit organization created to honor of his godmother and launched the Cups for Equality micro-giving campaign to fund the foundation’s equality initiatives.
Outside of his professional life, Aaron lives in San Francisco and is an avid international traveler, having visited 33 countries to date.