Who am I?
Former Victoria’s Secret salesman turned digital strategist. Now having a go at investing. I’ve consulted with multiple Fortune 500 brands on strategies and trends in social media marketing, technologies, and best practices.
I’ve worn many hats in my career – graphic designer, consultant, writer, researcher, marketer, salesman, photographer, and educator. As a result, I have learned to manage multi-disciplinary projects and to navigate complex challenges.
Experience has taught me that if you don’t build your own dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs. As a result, I became an investor with the goal of achieving financial prosperity. I still consult, but with this endgame in mind.
In short, I’m an investor who works with brands to optimize their social and digital strategy.
As an investor my approach to strategy encompasses value. Based on client needs I ensure that return on investment is achieved. These are objectives such as increased sales, leads, or awareness.
Creativity requires risk most aren’t willing to take. It means experimenting, breaking the rules, making mistakes, and having fun. My approach is to be the mad scientist in the room.
In the battle between planning and action, action always wins. The best plan in the world means nothing if it’s not implemented. My approach is to create strategies that require execution.
Develop into a lifelong self-learner through voracious reading; cultivate curiosity and strive to become a little wiser every day.
— Charlie Munger
What I can do
Web & Mobile Design
Social Media Marketing
“It’s rare that you come across standout talent like Daniel. He is creative, solution oriented, and his knowledge of the social and digital marketing landscape has always impressed me. Not only is he an exceptional leader, he is a team player who everyone genuinely enjoys. Daniel’s career trajectory is incredibly promising, and I recommend him without hesitation.”Jacqueline Sheehy, Director of Brand Partnerships, Edelman
“Working with Daniel is like a breathe of fresh air. He has continuously demonstrated the ability to self manage, take initiative and ownership of ideas to see it through to the goal-line. He is strong team player who doesn’t shy away from responsibility and would be a great asset to any team.”Henry Min, Entrepreneur
“Daniel does excellent work. He is a quick study. He shows great initiative and follow through. He can take concepts and drive them into detail very quickly and effectively. And he is a pleasure to work with.
I heartily can recommend working with Daniel.”Stephen Howe, CFO, The Wonderful Company
“Daniel Brackins is one of the most capable people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I have worked with Daniel on several projects from small business consulting to establishing online magazines. Daniel’s innovative ability combined with his passion and great work ethic makes him and asset to any team.”Antonio Reyes, UX Designer & Digital Strategist
“Daniel is by far one of the most progressive and brilliant minds I’ve had the pleasure to come across in my professional life. We had a chance to collaborate on many levels and I developed great respect for his dedication to meeting objectives in a timely fashion, bringing new ideas to the table and adding an extremely unique flair to every accomplishment.”Roshmond Patten, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Stampede Management
“Daniel is a bright, creative, and ambitious marketing professional. His great attitude and strong work ethic makes a hugely positive impact on the office culture.
I give my unconditional recommendation.”Mitch Gordon, Chief Revenue Officer, Hopscotch
I utilize a diversified value investment strategy, which includes both stocks and real estate. As a value investor I seek investments that are undervalued, which allow me to profit by buying when the price is deflated. This investment paradigm is derived from the ideas on investing by Benjamin Graham, and later made popular by Warren Buffett.
If you have a home for sale in the Los Angeles area, I’m interested in speaking with you. I pay cash for homes. Contact me today!
Meet my Advisors
Joey OrtegaReal Estate Investor
Tai LopezEntrepreneur & Investor
Christine BrackinsBanking Executive
Warren Buffett said this book changed his life. Financial success, Carnegie believed, is due 15 percent to professional knowledge and 85 percent to “the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people.” This book is a must for any serious investor!
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Think of yourself as an investor seeking “ROI” (return on investment) on every area of your life: The food you eat; the career you pursue; the people you surround yourself with; the beliefs you hold; each have to pay off in the long run.
— Tai Lopez