Dan McCurdy is currently senior vice president at RPX, overseeing data initiatives. From 2008 through June 2014, he was CEO of Allied Security Trust, and Chairman and CEO of PatentFreedom, now a subsidiary of RPX Corporation.
Previously, Mr. McCurdy was founding CEO of ThinkFire; president of the Intellectual Property Business of Lucent Technologies; a vice President of IBM responsible for the creation of its Life Sciences business unit; a vice president of Ciena Corporation where he directed merger, acquisition and corporate development; a director of Business Development for IBM Research; and manager of Technology and Intellectual Property Policy for IBM worldwide.
Mr. McCurdy graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina. He served on the Intellectual Property Policy committee of the United States’ National Academies. In 2011, he was named “CEO of the Year” by Intellectual Property magazine, and in 2014, was named one of the 40 most influential “movers and shakers” in IP transactions and acquisitions by Intellectual Asset Magazine.