Daniel Adelseck, D.B.A.

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D.B.A., Business Administration / Management, Grand Canyon University, 2022
MA Philosophy, Biola University, 2008
MA Biblical Studies, Biola University, 2008
CA Real Estate Broker – 2001
BA, Political Science & Business and Administration, UCLA -1993


Real Estate and Technology Investment
Capital and Finance
Business Alliances
International Business
Sustainable Business Practices


Professor Dan graduated summa cum laude and received his doctorate from Grand Canyon University with a focus on scaling micro-enterprises. He is particularly interested in research focused on the intersections of business, technology, and faith.

Dan is a practiced investor, entrepreneur, and real estate broker.  Dan’s corporate experience is in technical sales and strategic alliances. During this time, he developed integrated solutions with companies including Boeing, Oracle, Ameritrade, Experian, General Dynamics, Microsoft, and Hewlett Packard. He won numerous sales awards and was recognized as the top revenue producer and alliance builder by multiple companies.

In 2001, Dan started a real estate investment business ultimately acquiring 130 rental units in Southern California, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. Today, he has consolidated his assets into three real estate investment corporations and manages them part-time. Additionally, he has also conducted over $40,000,000 of transactions as a licensed real estate broker and investor.

He earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA with a minor in business and two master’s degrees with high honors from Biola University. Dan values an integrated life and the practiced synergy between one’s business, faith, and sense of adventure. Dan travels often on trips to places including Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Peru, and Mexico to support missions aimed at eradicating disease and poverty.

Locally, Dan teaches alongside and supports organizations aimed at building entrepreneurial productivity in underprivileged areas and has co-founded a Corporate Development Center in Santa Ana called Mas CDC. He continues to be active in ministry at his local church, serving for a season as Chairman of the Board. For fun, Dan may be found traversing one of our national parks or headed on an adventure around the world. Dan sees business as an opportunity to invest in others and better the world around him.