Dan Spiers, Co-Founder and Partner
As the Co-Founder and Partner at 2020, Dan supports clients with strategic growth planning and the management of buy- and sell-side M&A transactions. In the last eight years, Dan has led or supported over 22 M&A transactions working directly with sellers, buyers and private equity owners. Dan also heads up 2020's Pacific Northwest operations and Seattle office.
Earlier in his career, Dan held positions with some of the largest PR firms in the world. As the Senior Account Executive with Powell Tate|Weber Shandwick in Washington D.C. and San Francisco, he led PR campaigns for major clients including Cisco Systems, The Federal Reserve Bank, European Union, and Waste Management. He later joined Mediascape Global in Sydney Australia as Environmental Communications Practice Leader, and led Mediascape's expansion into the United States and startup in San Francisco.
Dan holds a Masters Degree from the University of New South Wales in International Law and International Relations with an emphasis on Environmental Law and Policy. Following his Masters Degree he earned a Certificate in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and M&A from University of California, Berkeley. Dan received his B.A in Politics and International Relations from University of California, Santa Cruz and also attended the London School of Economics Marketing Management Program.