Professional Summary

Dan Paltzer joins the B2E program with a background in sales and teaching. Dan possess strong analytical skills and can offer solutions to complex needs. He is an independent thinker who can work effectively within a team or alone. Dan is looking forward to jump starting his new career path with the B2E program.


  • Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall
  • Soft Skills: Highly Organized, Persuasive, Adaptable, Strong Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
  • Relevant Experience: Project Management, Customer Service, Development
  • Software: Microsoft Office, SharePoint

Education & Training

  • York Solutions’ Barriers to Entry Program – Concentration: Project Management (in process)
  • University of Minnesota, Ph.D. – History, Early Modern England, 2008-2014
  • Vanderbilt University, M.A. Political Science, Political Theory, 2006-2008
  • Lawrence University, B.A.

Professional Experience Highlights

Mortgage Originator

  • Communicated with customers to understand their mortgage needs and collected necessary documentation.
  • Followed underwriting procedures to identify programs for which the customer could obtain qualification.

Sales Consultant

  • Connected customers with vehicles after understanding their automotive needs.
  • Assisted in explaining financing or leasing options.
  • Promoted from sales floor to internet lead department at both dealerships. Leveraged CRM and sales resources to improve customer contact and increased traffic and sales.

Graduate Instructor/Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota,

  • Planned, researched, wrote, and edited historical publications including doctoral dissertation and pieces for academic journals.
  • Participated in graduate student and faculty writing workshops to both give and receive feedback on historical writing.
  • Taught historical analysis and writing to students;

Reader Grader/Research Assistant, Vanderbilt University

  • Graded student papers and provided feedback on writing.
  • Reviewed Congressional testimonies, coded and input data for statistical research and analysis.