Dan Sturdivant, before coming to the Department of Homeland Security, most recently served as the Deputy Director, in Treasury's Office of Small Business Development, and was responsible for policy, strategic planning, outreach and the development and oversight of Treasury's small business programs, (including minority, women, veteran-owned, & HUB Zoned firms). As such, Dan was responsible for activities and program implementation, Treasury-wide, that would increase opportunities for the small business community nation-wide.

At Homeland Security, Dan is also responsible for the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Set-aside Program, as well as being the DHS, OSDBU Liaison to the Congressional Caucus; keeping them apprised of the DHS small business programs, goals & achievements, new initiatives and continuous outreach efforts and activities. Before coming to the Department of Treasury or the Department of Homeland Security, Dan was the Small Business Program Manager at the Coast Guard Headquarters; which is now a key component within the Department of Homeland Security.

As a National Speaker, he is asked to speak across the country on "Doing Business with the Federal Government for Newcomers" and the "Role & Responsibilities" of his office; the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, at the Department of Homeland Security. He is extremely effective in helping companies understand the "process" and "structure" of the Department, as well as key marketing strategies needed to win contracts within DHS.
As a Retired Military Serviceman (Marines), Dan was wounded while serving his second of two combat tours of duty in Viet Nam. He was highly decorated for his numerous combat achievements.