Dan Khabie has been CEO of Digitaria since co-founding the company with its CCO Daiga Atvara in 1997. From an original San Diego staff of eight, Digitaria now employs more than 250 professionals in six cities and is among the most highly regarded digital design, strategy, technology, marketing and data firms in the U.S.
From Digitaria’s early days as a boutique digital creative shop, Dan has worked to add and/or acquire divisions in the areas of analytics, SEO, sports, health and wellness, digital marketing and advertising. With his three partners, Dan has sought to create a genuinely full service integrated digital agency that blends memorable creative design with innovative technology and services, while building a culture that inspires entrepreneurship and innovation.
In 2006, Digitaria acquired Console, a technology services firm, which brought the agency’s COO Doug Hecht and CTO Chuck Phillips into the fold, and helped spark the company’s record revenue run: From 2006-2009, Digitaria experienced four consecutive years of 100+ % revenue growth, including during a year of deep recession. Since then, as the company reached a point of significant critical mass, the firm’s growth has held in a steady 35-60% range.
In summer of 2010, Digitaria was acquired by WPP, the world's largest marketing services holding company. Digitaria was soon strategically aligned with JWT, the world's best-known agency network. Since that day, the agency has tripled in size, adding numerous blue-chip clients and opening new or absorbing JWT offices.
In early 2013, Dan was named a LinkedIn Influencer, and writes a bi-weekly column for the world’s leading professional occupation social network. Dan is involved in the fellowship program for the Entrepreneurial Management Center at San Diego State University, has served on the board of the San Diego Ad Club, and remains active with regional non-profits such as the Tony award-winning La Jolla Playhouse and Invisible Children.