Hi, I'm Dan Kim - Product & Marketing Exec in Retail/F&B/Restaurants/Consumer Goods - Founder of Red Mango

Dan Kim's Bio:

Dan Kim is the founder, chief concept officer and creative director of Red Mango. He is a product and brand marketing executive who enables consumer-focused companies to accelerate revenue growth initiatives with trend-forward product innovation, disruptive brand partnerships, generationally relevant advertising, and influential digital media. His expertise is based on a unique hybrid of technical, financial and creative skill sets that can efficiently commercialize food & beverage, retail, consumer goods and franchise concepts, especially those that value health & wellness.


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Dan also has a strong technology background launching consumer-centric web and mobile solutions for services such as guest loyalty, digital ordering and payment systems, as well as innovative apps like the Red Mango Froyo Finder. Dan is the recipient of the inaugural Digital Executive of the Year awarded in 2013 by the Restaurant Social Media Index (RSMI) and Foodservice Technology Conference (FSTEC) to the top food & beverage “social rockstar who has the ability to see the future of digital marketing for foodservice brands.” He also has broad experimental and commercial experience developing location-based marketing solutions with leading tech companies that include Facebook, Google, and Foursquare.


Dan has extensive experience working closely with board of directors, private equity, venture capital and investment banking groups on a wide range of transactional and advisory engagements. Since 2012, Dan has been an active member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invitation-only group of business innovators under the age of 40. Dan is a contributing writer for national publications including The Washington Post, Franchising USA, and The HALO Award (honoring “chains that are making genuinely positive contributions to a healthy, active lifestyle through both menu and messaging”) (2014) - Food News Media

  • Digital Executive of the Year (2013) - RSMI/FSTEC
  • Marketing Excellence Award (2013) - Produce Business Magazine
  • Minority Business Leader Award (2012) - Dallas Business Journal
  • #1 Smoothie & Frozen Yogurt Chain (2011) - ZAGAT
  • #1 Healthy Options in Fast Food (2011) - ZAGAT
  • 40 Under Forty (2010) - Dallas Business Journal 
  • Entrepreneur of the Month (2010) - Restaurant Business Magazine 
  • Outstanding 50 (2010) - Asian American Business Development Center
  • Hot Concepts Award (2009) - Nation’s Restaurant News
  • Scientific Excellence Award (2009) - SupplySide West

    Additional information, media appearances and publications can be accessed on Dan's LinkedIn page.

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    Dan Kim's Interests & Activities:

    Retail, Food & Beverage, Restaurants, Consumer Goods, Product Innovation, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Advertising, Web & Mobile Technology, Consumer Trends, Health & Wellness, Menu Development, Franchising, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Investment Banking, Design, Photography, Frozen Yogurt, Smoothies, Juice