Headspace is the world's most prominent meditation app, helping to lead the cultural shift making mindfulness cool to nearly every segment of society. Global Natives helped Headspace develop a sustainable presence and community through increased user engagement by applying our expertise to product development, with in depth work on community building, social media integration, user experience, content commoditization, and online/offline engagement.
Daniel has been connecting big ideas with even larger audiences around the world since his time as a student, and is now a leading innovator at the intersection of media, technology, activism, and business. Defined by his outgoing personality, insatiable curiosity, and ability to quickly get to the heart of matters, Daniel's known for asking the hard questions at the right times, while always having a little fun.
Daniel has a behind the scenes, actionable and operational understanding of what it takes to effect actionable change in today’s world, having previously held senior positions in technology, activism, media, diplomacy, and international development.
Daniel founded Global Natives to empower people with big ideas to create the change they envision. His work and opinions have been covered in publications ranging from the New York Times and Times of London, to the National Journal and ReadWriteWeb.
Daniel’s previous experience includes representing a foreign government and its propaganda in Washington, coordinating public infrastructure in east Africa, restructuring one of the world’s largest student movements, managing America’s largest political crowdsourcing platform, and leading business and product development at the intersection of technology and politics in the media industry.
Daniel’s quest for the perfect karaoke song remains unfulfilled, much to the dismay of innocent bystanders in pubs everywhere.
- Member of the UK Trade & Investment Global Entrepreneur Programme
- Advisory board member of Falling Whistles and Full Court Peace
- Recipient of the US Congressional Medal of Merit
- Ambassador for the Alliance of Youth Movements
- Echenberg Human Rights Fellow at McGill University
- Sandbox Network Fellow