Dane Goodfellow Founder and President

Dane Goodfellow
Founder and President

Dane Goodfellow

Dane Goodfellow is considered a visionary on the future of education. He has long been a national consultant on economic development.

Dane, along with DLA Board member Dick Bradford, were the leading architects of Utah’s successful economic model that started with Fortune Magazine’s 1990 choice of Utah as the #1 State for Business. His work is credited as the foundation for 23 consecutive years of top rankings in economic leadership. In addition, Dane has been credited with raising over $500 million in state funding for leveraging technological advances in education.

As a senior-level executive, Dane helped lead IBM’s expanded investment in education as both a corporate benefactor and a leading innovator of educational technologies. Representing IBM as an industry leader, Dane has worked nationally with governors and state education leaders on building formal strategies for enhanced quality education, skilled workforce development, and university technology transfer as the core foundations for economic competitiveness. His leadership roles on numerous state commissions and task forces have led to numerous awards for his planning and accomplishments.

Since leaving IBM, Dane has been a founder, C-level executive, or investor in several technology companies and is actively involved in multiple angel investor groups. Dane remains a national consultant on economic development and education reform.

George Washington University, MBA in International Business
Georgetown University, BA in Economics
Holy Cross College