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Daniel Barker

Dan is managing director of the Halcyon Incubator. Dan joined Halcyon from the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth where he was vice president for research focused on building partnerships between academia, nonprofit practitioners, and innovators in the private sector. Prior to Mastercard, Dan was vice president for social impact at BlackRock. Dan first connected with Halcyon during his time as a management consultant at Deloitte where he advised corporate, multilateral, and nonprofit clients on social impact strategy as well as leading the firm’s pro-bono engagement with the incubator. Dan began his career as a researcher at the Council on Foreign Relations and Earth Institute. He holds a master’s in international finance and economic policy from Columbia University and a BA from NYU. He serves on the advisory boards of Global Kids, Inc. and the Guyana Economic Development Trust. In his free time, Dan can be found in his kitchen working on an overly complex recipe or on his couch watching the latest episode of Chef’s Table.