Today, Latch announced that Dan O'Neill has joined its leadership team as Vice President of Corporate Development. O'Neill will lead the Corporate Development team, driving inorganic growth at Latch via partnerships and acquisitions.
“For years we’ve focused exclusively on driving organic growth, and now more than 1 in 10 new apartments in the United States are being built with Latch products”, said Latch CEO and Co-Founder Luke Schoenfelder. “Dan’s deep experience and huge data set helping innovative technology companies gain strategic advantages as they quickly scale will ensure that corporate development is yet another tool in Latch’s growing tool set.”
Prior to joining Latch, O'Neill served as Head of Corporate Development at Shift Technologies, a digital platform for buying & selling used cars, where he successfully took the company public via a SPAC, yielding $340M in gross proceeds for Shift, inclusive of a $185M PIPE raise. Before joining Shift, he served as Senior Corporate Development Manager at Eventbrite, a global self-service ticketing platform for live experiences. Within two years, he and his team completed four acquisitions, expanding the company’s business operations into Vancouver, Canada, Madrid, Spain, and into new ticketing categories such as mid-market venue music, all while bringing critical talent & IP into the company to support growth before, during, and after Eventbrite’s IPO on the NYSE.
Previously, Dan served as the Director of Business Operations for the Americas division of 360 Trading Networks, Inc., a Deutsche Börse Group foreign exchange trading company, where he oversaw initiatives that resulted in €3B of incremental average daily trading volumes in North and South America. Dan also flexed his entrepreneurial muscle by co-founding a B2C health and fitness nutrition e-commerce start-up called RacePak, curating international craft nutrition products for individual subscribers, while also serving as a B2B nutrition distributor to fitness facilities around the country. Dan was the company’s COO and CFO.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the amazing team that has made Latch into the incredible business it is today,” said O’Neill. “With its impending public listing, Latch is entering an exciting new growth chapter, and I’m looking forward to contributing to the company’s continued evolution through impactful inorganic growth initiatives.”