SIM Arizona Board - Dan Konzen

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Dan Konzen, Treasurer

Dan is the currently the founder and CEO of ZenDev, a unique full-service consulting firm with three integrated service pillars (Strategic Consulting | Risk Management and Insurance | Creative Design and Videography). The risk management pillar has a subsidiary company, ZenDev Insurance, where Dan serves as the chief compliance and guidance officer and chief college funding specialist. He is also the CIO/vCISO for a financial technology firm, Advisor Armor. Additionally, he is active in non-profit board development and serves on multiple corporate and non-profit boards. Prior to this he served as the college chair, Information systems and technology for a large university and brings with him two decades of higher-education administration and teaching experience.

Dan is an astute, technologically savvy, and entrepreneurial-minded, visionary leader with the proven success of providing strategic direction, leadership, and organizational change to grow, and improve the profitability, performance, and value of companies. An experienced senior executive with advanced ability and diligent mindfulness in board leadership and development, governance and compliance, project management, information systems management, financial planning & control, and staff development. A focused leader with a record of leading, motivating, and inspiring large & diverse teams of professionals to collaborate and work as a cohesive unit to achieve the prompt completion of strategic projects and initiatives with demanding deadlines. Enthusiastic in building networks and relationships with diverse constituents to improve organizational environments, user experiences, and broadening the visibility and reputation of the organization. 

His doctoral work was in applied management and decision sciences with an emphasis on leadership and organizational change. He has an MBA in Finance, Risk Management, and Insurance, and MBA in Knowledge and Learning Management (IT), and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

He is a USN/MC Military Veteran who also holds the designations of Master Project Manager (MPM), Master Financial Planner (MFP), Master Compliance Professional (MCP), Master Management Consultant (MMC), Chartered Risk Analyst (CRA), Certified International Project Manager (CIPM), Certified Strategic Business Analyst (CSBA), Certified Compliance Officer (CCO), Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP), Certified College Funding Specialist (CCSF), Chartered Financial Manager (ChFM), and Chartered Business Analyst (ChBA), Fellow in the Council on Ethical Billing (FCEB), Fellow in the Global Academy of Finance and Management (FGAFM), Fellow Claims and Litigation Management (FCLM), Fellow Chartered Institute of Leadership and Governance (FCILG), and Professional Director with the American College of Corporate Directors.

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