IVAN Daniel, CEO
Ivan Daniel III studied Theatre and Entertainment Business at Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy and Communications at San Diego State University, and has spent four decades in media and entertainment including radio, fashion, television, and event promotions, and over three decades in Social and HIV/AIDS activism.
In the early 1990s, realizing the destruction occurring in many underserved communities in Los Angeles ravaged by HIV and AIDS, Ivan became a HIV/AIDS activist serving as a health educator for HIV/AIDS community based organizations, and also served as the entertainment and sponsorship coordinator for Los Angeles Black Pride.
In 2000, Ivan established Ivan Daniel Productions (IDP), a Los Angeles-based production company producing weekly and monthly nightlife events, including FirstFridayzLA, Club Metro, and BLAQ, which lasted for more than 12 years with a very large following. As a successful event producer, and one the first and significant Urban Hip Hop promoters in the West Hollywood Club circuit, Ivan successfully merged the urban hip-hop community into to West Hollywood community, and thereby helped unravel social, cultural, racial barriers, and social stigmas to unite varying communities.
Understanding what a unique opportunity he set about to fuse and to uplift the lives of people various economic and social backgrounds, Ivan utilized his experience in entertainment, activism, and his expertise in launching grassroots movements to launch programs and services activating social and life change for people of African descent and communities of color, including his latest cause, Independent Development Programs – Success 101 | Success 2.0.
Ivan Daniel was born, raised, and resides in Los Angeles, California.