Dan Gordon is Vice President for Community Partnerships and Chief Community Engagement Officer for Emory University. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer for the City of Atlanta from 2015-2018. Appointed by Mayor Reed, and unanimously approved by City Council, Mr. Gordon oversaw all City operating departments including Aviation, Police, Fire, Corrections, Parks, Planning, Public Works, Watershed, Human Resources, Information Technology, Procurement, Resilience and Enterprise Assets. Mr. Gordon completed over $10 billion of transactions, helped the City to reach record reserves of $200 million, and was instrumental in the City’s largest expansion since Buckhead in 1952 with the annexation of Emory University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Children’s Healthcare. At the request of Mayor Bottoms, Mr. Gordon extended his tenure into 2018 to assist with her transition and winter operations. In 2018, he received the highest Mayoral honor, the Phoenix Award, for his service.
Prior to the city, Mr. Gordon served as the Senior Vice President of Operations at The Home Service Store (HSS), a Roark Capital portfolio company. In this role, Mr. Gordon oversaw roughly 750 team members across the country and 40,000 large ticket installation projects. Before HSS, Mr. Gordon was the Chief Operating Officer of Extremity Healthcare, Inc. (EHI), a holding and management services company that supports over 15 entities and several hundred thousand patient encounters annually.
In 2007, Mr. Gordon was recruited to become the Director of Business Development for AMB Group – the management and support services arm for Arthur M. Blank’s diverse businesses – and Co-Founder and Vice President of the Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers (AFPTC), where he worked for over six years. AFPTC retained all Center Directors since inception under his leadership and was sold to a public company in 2013. Mr. Gordon’s other responsibilities included analyzing and structuring a variety of real estate transactions, private equity investments, and special projects for the Blank Family.
Before joining Blank, Mr. Gordon founded Soleria Development Group, where he currently serves as its President. The firm provides operations, real estate and strategy advisory services. In addition, Mr. Gordon worked at North American Properties in commercial real estate development and at The Home Depot in the Business Leadership Program, Strategic Business Development, and Home Depot Supply.
Mr. Gordon graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in International Studies. He later completed the One-Year MBA Program at Emory University concentrating in Finance and Real Estate. He was awarded the Integrity Award by his peers at graduation.