Dan Mocanu

Bucharest, Romania

Entrepreneur & Value Innovation Architect
Dan's Skills
User Experience
Business Development

Age Group


About Dan

Catalyst for accelerated growth in business through pioneering business strategies and breakthrough leadership.

Blue Ocean Strategy practitioner, professional coach with ICF (International Coaching Federation) and has over 500 credit hours in leadership development certified by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) in USA.

The cumulative additional revenue catalyzed by Dan reaches over 50 million with an average ROI of 50 to 1 and at least of 10 to 1..

Since 2004, hundreds of entrepreneurs, executives, senior managers and key management persons of over 150 local and multinational companies have worked with Dan to elevate performance and transform the organizational culture.

Dan designs and facilitates programs for entrepreneurs, corporations and professionals.


Make competition irrelevant - Kim & Mauborgne

Work Experience


Leap Forward

May 2011 - Today

A consulting and coaching company for entrepreneurs based on the innovation models of Blue Ocean Strategy


Aperio Executive Coaching

March 2004 - Today

A management consulting firm bringing executives, entrepreneurs and business owners the "APERIO Executive Coaching" system, a proprietary cutting edge technology developed over twenty years to give individuals and their teams an access to unprecedented levels of performance and business results in the shortest amount of time. We work with executives who are committed to possible yet not predictable results. We design in partnership with our clients for each coaching engagement around the breakthrough results that the executive is committed to.


TimePal Romania

September 2013 - Today

"More free time in your free time" - This is a concierge service offered to busy professionals working in medium to large office buildings. The services offered at this time are in the areas of groceries, auto, dry cleaning, gifts, flowers, desserts and massage. Clients benefit from the experience of a premium service at market price and no additional costs or fees.

Member of the Board

Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation

November 2013 - Today

As a member of the Board, I will ensure successful implementation of the new Blue Ocean strategy of the Foundation in the area of social entrepreneurship and provide support and mentorship to the Executive team.

X-Officio Member of the Board

American Chamber of Commerce in Romania (AmCham)

March 2017 - Today

I am one of the two representatives of the entrepreneurs and small-businesses in the Board of Directors. My focus is to bring business growth and entrepreneurship development to members and beyond.


Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Graduate work - Physics

1987 - 1988

University of Bucharest, Physics

MS Science

1981 - 1985


Blue Ocean Strategy Practitioner

Blue Ocean Strategy Institute Center, London, UK

Associated Accredited Coach

International Coach Federation