Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Dadoun is the visionary founder and CEO driving Seldat’s mission forward. With a passion for globalization and a decades-long track record of successful entrepreneurship, Mr. Dadoun has dedicated his career to breaking the boundaries of supply chain logistics.
Mr. Dadoun’s first business venture came at age 18, when he opened a one-employee building maintenance company. Simultaneously, he began studying engineering and electronics at Jerusalem College of Engineering to develop his larger ambition of leveraging the then-emerging Internet to revolutionize the supply chain industry.
After earning his electrical engineering degree at age 22, Mr. Dadoun began working in distribution while pursuing an MBA in business. In 1999, as the Internet took off, Mr. Dadoun joined Memec Electronics, which was later acquired by Avnet. He worked for Memec and Avnet for nearly a decade, both in Israel and Canada, while growing a $1 million video game distribution business online.
In 2009, Mr. Dadoun left Avnet to incorporate Seldat, and in 2010, his humble side venture repackaging and shipping video games from his basement to consumers in Australia, the UK, the U.S., France and Canada doubled to $2 million in sales. Seldat’s success propelled Mr. Dadoun to accelerate the company’s growth–not just financially, but also physically–by acquiring additional distribution providers. In 2008, Mr. Dadoun had rented 500 square feet of warehouse space. By 2009, he expanded to 2,500 square feet, and by 2010, the operation grew to 20,000 square feet. Today, Seldat encompasses 2.6 million square feet of warehouse space globally.
Mr. Dadoun’s vision for Seldat is rooted in his melding of technology, business savvy and end-to-end supply chain solutions that enabled his video game venture to expand into virtually every global industry, from perishables to commodities to fashion. He believes in applying technology to minimize the role of the middleman in the supply chain, effectively reducing and standardizing costs for consumers around the world. As he strives to position Seldat as a facilitator of global pricing, his company is creating a vast landscape of opportunity for entrepreneurs by making more products available to more people, in more places than ever before.