Hi, I'm Dan Kim, the Founder & Chief Concept Officer of Red Mango, Inc.
Founder & chief concept officer and creative director of Red Mango. Product innovation, concept development and digital marketing executive who leads revenue growth and diversification strategies with new product introductions, innovative brand partnerships, creative marketing campaigns, and social media advertising. Skilled at branding and commercializing food & beverage, restaurant, franchise and consumer goods concepts, especially those that value health & wellness.
Dan Kim's Background
Dan Kim's Experience
Branding, product innovation and creative advisor at BRIX Brands
Branding, product innovation and creative advisor to BRIX Brands, franchisor of Smoothie Factory, Red Brick Pizza and Souper Salad. Advise board of directors, investment team and business presidents on health & wellness positioning, existing menu optimization, new product development, digital marketing strategy, consumer trend forecasting, and creative & art direction.
Founder & chief concept officer at Red Mango
Founder, chief concept officer and creative director of Red Mango, a national franchisor of frozen yogurt and smoothies. Developed an internationally leading brand and franchise business from ground zero in 2006, and led growth of system to more than 350 units in the Americas today with over $100 million in system sales. Currently leading creative conceptualization, product innovation, menu development, technology integration and digital marketing to drive growth of customer use occasions and frequency. Also responsible for identifying and directing opportunities for consumer packaged goods, licensed brand extensions, and strategic partnerships to build new revenue streams and strengthen brand affinity. Recently oversaw the co-branded integration of the Smoothie Factory concept into Red Mango stores. Previously led team of retail operations, supply chain, real estate and franchising executives to build a highly scalable franchise sales and support infrastructure.
Owner/Photographer at Dan Kim Photography
2005 - 2006
Started a digital photography business focused on weddings, events and portraits. Provided unique documentary-style coverage and Hollywood studio style headshots. Worked with a network of freelance and studio photographers and retouchers.
Executive at Kotura (acquired by Mellanox Technologies)
2001 - 2005
Recruited by venture capital investors to help lead strategy, operations and debt/equity financings for this photonics company that sells optical semiconductors/chipsets to the high-speed communications industry. Kotura was acquired by Mellanox, a publicly-traded leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
Senior director at Stamps.com
1999 - 2001
Recruited by the chief financial officer of the nation's first Internet postage provider to help plan and execute the company's initial public offering, secondary offering, acquisitions, new business opportunity analysis and business intelligence reporting. Worked closely with venture capital/institutional investors and investment banking underwriters/analysts.
Investment banking analyst intern at JP Morgan
1996 - 1997
Worked in client teams to advise media and entertainment companies on financing and M&A transactions. Prepared pitch decks and strategy recommendations for existing and potential clients.
Investment banking analyst at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette
1998 - 1999
Worked in client teams to help private and publicly-traded companies execute strategic objectives that required debt/equity underwriting and M&A advisory services.
Dan Kim's Education
University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business
1994 – 1998
Dan Kim's Interests & Activities
Product Innovation, Digital Marketing, Technology, Food, Beverage, Restaurants, Design, Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies, Marketing, Design, Social Media, Health, Wellness