Corporate Manager & Author, Velocity Capital Group
Aaron McDaniel is a corporate manager, speaker, and author with a passion for helping organizations better engage their Millennial customers and empower their Millennial employees. Aaron pairs his multi-generational teamwork expertise with strong corporate experience, having been in leadership and management roles for nearly a decade. At the age of 27, Aaron became the youngest ever to serve as Regional Vice President at AT&T, a Fortune Global 100 company, leading an organization of over 60 people.
Aaron was a graduate of AT&T’s flagship MBA-only Leadership Development Program (as an Undergraduate), and was part of AT&T’s Diamond Club, being part of the Top 1% of sales leaders worldwide. He has built many successful ventures including 3 that were acquired (Access Invest, the nation’s largest mobile aggregator of alternative investments acquired in 2016, Tycoon, the first real estate crowdfunding platform to be acquired in 2015 & Pong360, an e-commerce portal targeting Millennials, acquired in 2012).
Currently, Aaron is one of the youngest members of the faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and is a founding partner and Managing Director of Velocity Capital Group, a real estate private equity fund focusing on multi-family properties in high growth US metros.
Aaron is the author of The Young Professional’s Guide to the Working World (an international top 10 listed book printed in multiple languages, with a foreword by New York Times Bestseller Marshall Goldsmith) and The Young Professional’s Guide to Managing (foreword by co-author of The Leadership Challenge, Jim Kouzes) and has been written about in Forbes, Inc., Bloomberg BusinessWeek and US News & World Report. He has also been heard on CBS Radio & NPR, seen on ABC’s Shark Tank and has spoken to groups of executives & young professionals at top companies and organizations like The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Academy, Deloitte Consulting, Wells Fargo, UnitedHealth Group and many more.