President | Reverb LP
Dan Melnick is President at Reverb LP, Reverb.com’s marketplace for buying and selling records. A record collector of more than 20 years, Dan wanted to create an easier and more cost-efficient option for buying and selling records online. Using what they learned while building music gear marketplace Reverb.com, Dan and his team created a platform that provides record stores, collectors, and fans with a painless selling experience, tailored tools and services, an easy-to-use interface, and the lowest fees in the industry. Since launching in January 2018, the marketplace has more than two million records for sale, thousands of sellers, and artists like Moby using the website to sell their own records.
Dan has been with Reverb since the company’s inception in 2013, serving as a senior software developer and Director of Engineering before ultimately becoming Chief Operating Officer. Before becoming Reverb’s third employee, Dan was the tech lead for a team of engineers developing internal tools for Groupon and as a software developer for computer software company Obtiva. Dan began his career as the founder of Leina Design, where he worked on projects for the Northwestern Office of STEM Education Partnerships, SBA.gov, and the Annual BET Awards website.
Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in ethnomusicology from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in information systems from Northwestern University. He is a classically trained jazz guitarist, a former instructor at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music, and has played in several bands before playing exclusively for his two-year-old daughter.