To Take Your Business to the Next Level

Business experience

Dan McVane has been helping business of all sizes make better decisions and improve their performance for over thirty years.

about_bio_pic2For 20 years with the Operational Finance organization within Intel Corporation, he was a strong business partner to a wide variety of product divisions and support functions.  For the past 13 years, he has been supporting small businesses – both for-profit and non-profit businesses.

In his work with small business, he focuses on the concerns and goals of the owners – from understanding what they’re trying to accomplish, to articulating long-term visions and goals, to focusing their business on market success, to gaining control of the challenges of day-to-day decision-making and business management.


Dan has a BA in History from Duke University, and an MBA Dartmouth College.  After receiving his MBA, Dan worked for Intel Corporation for twenty years in a wide variety of business functions – from product divisions to support functions – from small internal start-up businesses to massive spending organizations. This exposed Dan to most of the basic business functions: finance, accounting, marketing, personnel, recruiting, purchasing, product development, engineering, manufacturing, logistics, IT, construction, facility management.

In 2001, Dan moved Northern Virginia where he turned his attention from the corporate world to the concerns of small business.

For ten years, Dan has volunteered his time with Compass – a DC-based nonprofit that provides pro bono consulting services to DC-area nonprofits – all of them essentially small businesses.  In his work from Compass, Dan served as a project manager for nonprofit teams, helped Compass build itself as a 501c(3) organization, served on its Board, served as Treasurer, and continues to volunteer as a financial advisor.

Dan has extensive experience working with small businesses. He helps business owners clarify and articulate their personal and business goals, focus their businesses on market success, improve their internal accounting and reporting, minimize their taxes, restructure their debt, and make better day-to-day business management decisions.

Since 2007, Dan has lived in Fauquier County with his wife, Lee Ann who is the Director of The Learning Center at the Highland School.  They have three grown children, and two amazing grandchildren.