Dan Michelson

Dan Michelson

Founder and CEO of InCommon

Dan Michelson is the founder and CEO of InCommon, a “for purpose” company that helps companies turn culture into a strategy that drives productivity and engagement. He has a 20+ year track record of building high-performing, high-growth companies with world-class cultures.

In his new book Holy Shift! Moving Your Company Forward to the Future of Work, Michelson uses a common sense, data driven approach. He combines reflections on how we got to now with deep research on how companies are managing this moment. The result is a roadmap for leaders in the form of a strategic framework and pragmatic playbook.

From 2012 to 2022, Michelson served as the CEO of Strata, a 500-person tech company with a mission to help heal healthcare. Strata was recognized as one of the nation’s fastest-growing companies and best places to work. In his time with Strata, the valuation of the company increased by over $1 billion.

Prior to Strata, Michelson spent a decade as the chief marketing officer of Allscripts, a global leader in healthcare technology. He helped grow the company from 100 to 6,000 employees and over $1 billion in annual revenue.

Michelson is the founder of projectMUSIC, a benefit concert that sends children in need to overnight camp, and the founder of HackHunger, a collaborative of tech companies working to crack the code on hunger. All proceeds from Holy Shift will be donated to Feeding America.

Michelson is an Adjunct Professor at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University in Chicago. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University and his master’s from DePaul University.