Daniel R. Odio is CEO and co-founder of PointAbout, Inc., a mobile development and platform company. PointAbout specializes in creating a Mobile Services Layer and robust enterprise mobile app creation for the world’s largest brands including Disney, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Gannett, GM, OnStar, Cars.com and Politico on leading platforms including iOS, Android and Windows Phone. PointAbout was named a worldwide top 3 mobile app development company by FastCompany magazine and won a Webby in 2009 for its Obama Inauguration app. PointAbout was ranked #11 in the Technology 500, with 1,072 percent revenue growth in 2010 (see related VentureBeat story) and a Top 100 private company by AlwaysOn.
PointAbout also created AppMakr, the largest Do It Yourself mobile app creation platform for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone apps. AppMakr is used by brands like PBS, Newsweek, PGA TOUR, Harvard Business Review, US Congress, MacLife, Accenture and thousands of others. Over 1.5 percent of all apps in the iTunes App Store were created using AppMakr.
Previously, Daniel earned his Series 22 & 63 securities licenses and real estate broker’s license to start Cardéa Commercial Real Estate Advisors, a commercial real estate brokerage specializing in tax-efficient real estate investments, and DROdio Real Estate, Inc, a residential real estate brokerage. Daniel also served on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of REALTORS and his real estate endeavors were featured on the cover of the The Wall Street Journal’s Marketplace section in July 2004.
Prior to real estate, Daniel was the VP, Sales of AcceleratedServers, a Beowulf supercomputing cluster company whose customers included the Department of Defense and Paramount Pictures.
Daniel has been featured on CNN, CNBC, TLC, Forbes, BBC and many other publications for his innovative use of technology in industries ranging from real estate to computer servers and mobile phones.
Daniel was a member of General Electric’s Technical Leadership Program. Daniel worked for GE in Latin America, including Brazil and Argentina. Daniel graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Commerce, speaks Spanish and Portuguese, and resides in San Francisco, CA with his wife.