Dana as an Award-Winning Technologist
In data communications and Internet technology, Dana Love has developed and delivered exceptional results.
As the Principal Investigator for IP Communications at GTE (now Verizon), Dana served as subject matter expert, primary technologist, and engineer for IP Telecommunications. His team built the largest unified communications platform on the planet, and pioneered the field of IP Telephony.
As co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Metacloud Communications, Dana Love secured $150 million in financing from Cisco Capital, delivering enhanced network services to cable and wireless service providers in the United States. Metacloud was successfully sold to Florida-based Intelogistics.
As Vice President of Technology for Children’s Learning Adventure, Dana turned his attention to delivering technology innovations to the classroom. Beyond advancing the STEM education of young minds, Dana spent considerable effort improving the technology infrastructure of the corporation - delivering advanced CRM and telecom.
Dana as a High Performing Leader
Dana Love has delivered significant revenue and profit results while leading businesses, including six years with annual growth of greater than 100%, and two different entries on the INC500:
As president of Astyra Corporation, Dana Love led the Richmond-based solutions engineering and staffing firm to four years of growth, including three consecutive years on the Times-Dispatch Rising 25 list of fastest growing firms, and a #442 spot on the INC500.
As Chief Executive Officer of private military company BrightDawn, Dana built a global government and intelligence community business with five consecutive years of 125% annual revenue growth. While doing so, Dana spent more than 40 months in forward combat locations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
As president of Dallas-based Oracle consultancy Infolob Solutions, Dana Love led the big data and database consulting firm to a rank of #245 on the INC500 by showing a more than 100% growth rate.
Dana's Sales Turnarounds and Growth
Dana Love has demonstrated the ability to mentor and coach national and global sales teams to strong growth. His skill is seen in his results:
As sales and marketing vice president of Winston-based Hatch, Dana reversed a three-year sales slide in each childhood technology, exceeding annual growth plan by 50% and delivering a profitability improvement of 235%. He did so by mentoring existing staff to significant improvement.
As vice president and general manager of ADC’s Telecom’s Enhanced Services Division, Dana increased revenue to $110 million and passed Lucent Technologies to become the #2 global market player. During Dana's time with ADC, he also was responsible for the divestiture of 11 divisions, delivering more than $2 billion back to ADC's treasury.
As executive vice president of sales and marketing for Philadelphia-based Prosodie Interactive, Dana Love blended the products and services of five rolled up IVR businesses and returned revenue growth of 30%, including the largest contract in the company’s history, with Charter Communications.