Aaron McDaniel is a corporate manager & entrepreneur with a passion for helping millennials build the foundation for successful careers. After graduating from UC Berkeley’s Haas Undergraduate School of Business, Aaron entered the Leadership Development Program at AT&T, a Fortune Global 100 company. After holding various management roles, Aaron was one of the youngest to serve as Regional Vice President. His experience includes roles in marketing, customer service, operations, business development, strategy and sales management where he was named to AT&T's Diamond Club, being recognized as one of the company’s top 1% of sales leaders worldwide.
Aaron is the founder of multiple entrepreneurial ventures, one of which, Pong360, was acquired in 2012. In 2012 he also wrote The Young Professional’s Guide to the Working World, the international top 10 listed book that has been translated into multiple languages; the first in a series focused on helping young professionals build the foundation for successful careers. He followed this up with The Young Professional’s Guide to Managing in 2013. Aaron has been written about in Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, Kiplinger has been heard on NPR and CBS Radio, and seen on ABC and CBS. He is also a contributing writer for the syndicated Personal Branding Blog, the Forbes Top Websites For Your Career winner that has over 150,000 followers.
Outside of his professional life, Aaron is passionate about giving back to the community through active involvement in the Full Circle Fund, Junior Achievement and as a “Big” in Big Brothers Big Sisters. In 2011, Aaron founded the Jill Wakeman Foundation for Equality and is always on the hunt for new restaurants and cultural experiences both abroad and in San Francisco where he lives.