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Dan Smink

Founder, C1 Partners


Dan founded C1 Partners after seeing small businesses’ growing need for digital marketing support. He came to Colorado after finishing his MBA at Georgetown University to lead the strategy and marketing efforts for large healthcare providers such as Centura and multinational medical device companies such as Covidien, McKesson and Thermo Fisher. In his most recent client-side role, Dan led Covidien’s Global Market Strategy effort for its abdominal surgery market, finding ways to expand the business from $200 million to $1 billion.

Dan is also active in his community, where he has been appointed by two separate Denver mayors to help lead the Board of Directors of local non-profit organizations. As chairman of MHCD, a healthcare services company, Dan’s leadership and strategic guidance helped grow the organization from $25 million to $50 million in less than three years, and returned the company to profitability.

Dan’s client-side experience represents significant work across companies ranging in size from less than $1 million to greater than $40 billion, where he has led efforts to resolve his client’s problematic business situations and return them to growth.

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