Born in Ukraine and migrated to Germany in the late 70s with his family age 10, Dano was exposed to a variety of cultures from young age. He started his first business age 14: fixing bicycles. He has followed this principle ever since: discover a passion (bicycles) and build a business around it (fix broken bikes).
After finishing High School, he finally had the time to follow another passion: Jazz Music. He studied Saxophone and Piano, then picked up Sound Engineering, Music Production and DJing. Second principle: if you love something, just go and do it. Learn along the way. Don't waste time in schools.
As the internet and desk top publishing were born in the 90ies, he and his Friend started a Graphics Design company in Munich. Working with the Centris 650 Apple Computer and Photoshop 1.0 and Quark Express.
These two principles - 'Follow your passion' and 'Learn it by doing it' - lead him to founding his first Agency (DEF_DESIGN) in the year 2000. Working for big companies like Siemens, EADS and Bosch.
After falling in love with Malaysia during a vacation in 2009, he eventually moved there in 2011, started working as a DJ and freelance web designer and enjoying riding his Ducati all year long.
In 2014 he learned about selling on Amazon and was immediately fascinated with this opportunity. He joined ASM 5 and learned along the way building his private label business which he eventually sold in 2019.
After gaining his fair share of experience with creating and growing businesses, another passion surfaced: digital marketing and helping other businesses to grow by applying customised marketing strategies. This is the passion he is following today.