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Published on June 27th, 2016 |


Atlanta’s chief operating officer to address Buckhead Business Assn. June 30

Dan Gordon, chief operating officer for the city of Atlanta, will be speaking on “An Inside Look at the city of Atlanta” at the Buckhead Business Association’s Thursday breakfast meeting (June 30) at 7:30 a.m. at the City Club of Buckhead, 3343 Peachtree Road NE.

Mayor Kasim Reed appointed Gordon to directly manage and oversee all city operating departments and related agencies including Aviation, Police, Fire, Corrections, Parks, Recreation and

City of Atlanta COO Dan Gordon

City of Atlanta COO Dan Gordon

Cultural Affairs, Planning and Community Development, Public Works, Watershed Management, Human Resources, Procurement, Information Technology, Sustainability and Enterprise Assets.

Prior to joining the public sector, Gordon served as the senior vice president of operations at The Home Service Store (HSS), a Roark Capital portfolio company, where he oversaw roughly 750 team members across the country and 40,000 large ticket installation projects.

Before joining HSS, Gordon was the COO of Extremity Healthcare, Inc. (EHI), a holding and management services company that supports over 15 entities. Collectively, EHI provides care through hundreds of thousands of patient encounters annually.

In 2007, 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.

At AMB Group, Gordon’s responsibilities included analyzing and structuring a variety of new business initiatives and private investments. This included the development of AFPTC, which won three awards for providing the finest care and customer experience to its patients. The company operated 12 locations. AFPTC was sold to a public company in 2013.

Before joining the Blank Family of Businesses, Gordon founded Soleria Development Group., which provides strategy consulting, negotiations and advisory services to select clients across the country, some being pro bono startups. In addition, he 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.

Gordon has participated in numerous startups, acquisitions, and joint ventures ranging in size from several hundred thousand dollars to over $5 billion. Before the age of 30, he had the experience of working for four nationally recognized executives: Bernie Marcus, Arthur Blank, Bob Nardelli and Mark Toro.

Gordon graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in International Studies and ran a successful real estate business during his college tenure. 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 and is a published author on leadership. He completed advanced coursework at Harvard University and the London School of Economics as well.

Gordon has been licensed in real estate since the age of 18 and currently holds an active Georgia Broker’s License.

The cost of the BBA breakfast meetings is $10 for BBA members who preregister online and $12 at the door and $20 for visitors and guests. It includes a continental breakfast and validated self-parking. Register online now!

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