About

Daniel Backhaus

Daniel Backhaus

I have over 15 years of experience in the field of information technology, interactive marketing and enterprise software working with companies like Bayer, BMW, Daimler-Benz, Deutsche Bank, H&R Block and Wachovia. My diverse background includes service in our nation’s military, and stints at Xerox, TSYS, several technology start-ups and leading interactive agencies in Europe and the United States.

I am currently the Strategy VP for SQ1, an AdTech and digital marketing agency with offices in Dallas, Houston and Portland. I am based in Atlanta, establishing a satellite office here in the capital of the South.

Originally from Germany, I have lived and worked in Germany, the Czech Republic, Greece and England before settling in Atlanta in 2005. I am a PMI-certified Project Management Professional and a Six Sigma greenbelt, and my experience includes sales, client services, interactive strategy, project and program management, SEO/SEM and Web Analytics. A geek at heart, I used to dabble in some code as well.

I attended Arizona State University, earning a BS in Business Management and later an MBA with concentration in international business from the European University in Montreux, Switzerland, courtesy of Xerox Corporation, my employer at the time.

I am the parent of three young children, and my interest – and part-time activism – in environmental sustainability issues stems from concerns over their future well-being. I feel my international background gives me a somewhat enlightened perspective on the challenges we face and the approaches other countries and societies have taken in addressing them. I attempt to combine this concern for the environment with interests in technology, love of writing, and expertise in interactive marketing, brand development and strategy.