Thursday, February 23, 2006

Daniel Brody - unofficial biography

The untold story:

Although The Apprentice claims that Dan's hometown is Miami, Florida, he hasn't lived there since he graduated from the Hebrew Academy of Miami Beach almost 15 years ago. After high school, Dan studied in Israel for a year. Then he went to Yeshiva University in New York City. Since then, he's mostly lived in Bergen County, New Jersey, where he now resides with his wife and two children. His family regularly attends an Orthodox synagogue in Teaneck.

After graduating from Yeshiva U., Dan earned an MBA from Baruch CUNY. While pursuing his advanced degree, Dan also worked at Marriott. Later, with his brother, Dan bought Grandma's Cookie Jar, a retail bakery adjacent to Yeshiva U. They sold it a few years later.

More recently, Dan and his brother started a straw hat business - Swan Hat.

In the summer of 2005, Dan gained worldwide publicity when he auctioned off the opportunity to provide him with golf lessons. Read about it here. Sure enough, a Florida golf teacher won the auction. Dan flew down to Florida for two weeks of one-on-one instruction.

Next on Dan's agenda... The Apprentice. Stay tuned to see if he gets hired or fired.


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