About Daniel McAdams
“Daniel enjoys writing about himself in the third person.” – Anonymous
I am often asked what led me to co-found a company with my brother Patrick. One of the first things that often comes to mind is that I wanted to surround myself with extraordinary people. I believe that if I’m surrounded by people who challenge me I’ll be more motivated to stretch myself. My first colleague was Patrick; someone who has always motivated and challenged me. Eighteen years into Andiamo, I find myself among colleagues who are passionate about being successful, are highly intelligent, funny, hard-working, and ethical. More importantly, they’re genuine and generous. What’s a better measure of success?
I’m an avid reader, a history enthusiast, and the father of two beautiful daughters.
My wife Johanna, my daughter Sylvie and my daughter Lily. I love to dance in my living room with Sylvie and Lily with no regard to how ridiculous I look.
Some of my favorite things:
Children’s TV Shows: Peppa Pig (now), He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (when I was a kid)
Tattoos: The eagle on my back (replica of my Dad’s eagle tattoo on his arm) tied with the tattoo on my shoulder of a red heart with the word Mom written in it.
Books: Cider House Rules by John Irving, Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, The Master Switch by Tim Wu
Songs: Say it Ain’t So by Weezer tied with Under the Bridge by The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Fast Food Restaurant and First Job: Burger King (double Whopper with cheese, no onion)