Since 1968 Mr. Cagan has been a director of 68 for-profit companies. Of those, 18 have been venture capital-backed, and 10 have been public at one time. He has founded or co-founded 16, he has been CEO of 12 and chairman or presiding director of over half.

Current Boards:

Previous and Current Boards:

  1. GBC Associates
  2. Incorporated Management Systems
  3. Inner Garden
  4. SOROC Technologies Inc.
  5. David Jamison Carlyle Corporation * (NASDAQ: DJCC, then acquired by public British firm)
  6. Ducommun Data Systems (sold to a public company)
  7. Design 1 Interiors
  8. Century Computer Marketing (sold to a public company)
  9. Data Enterprise Services (merged into CCM above)
  10. Carlyle Contract Services
  11. National Electronics Corporation
  12. Perini Software Corporation
  13. Insight Development
  14. HealthSoft, Inc.
  15. Great Bear Technologies (NASDAQ: GTBR)
  16. Wavefront Technologies (NASDAQ, later acquired by Silicon Graphics)
  17. Meridian Software
  18. Tidemark
  19. StarPress (NASDAQ: GZON)
  20. Intervista Software (acquired by Platinum Software-Computer Associates International: CA)
  21., Inc. (NASDAQ, merged with, now OpenWave)
  22. Acorn Technologies, Inc.
  23. Human Race, Inc.
  24. ISOCOR (acquired by Critical Path: CPTH)
  25. Message Media, Inc. (acquired by DoubleClick: DCLK)
  26. Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corp. (x-SWMC)
  27. Supply Solution, Inc. (merged with TradeBeam)
  28. Commission Junction, Inc. (acquired by ValueClick: VLCK)
  29. Santa Barbara Technology Group, LLC.
  30. Inc.
  31. Virtual Bandwidth, Inc.
  32. Unified Dispatch, Inc.
  33. Cooperating Systems, Inc./Epidemic Networks, Inc.
  34. New Entrepreneur Venture Fund
  35. InTouch Technologies.
  36. Bargain Network, Inc. (acquired by Vertrue: VTRU)
  37. TouchCommerce, Inc. (formerly InQ, Inc., acquired by Nuance)
  38. Blue Casa Communications
  39. SmartReceipt, Inc. (formerly Nutricate Corporation)
  40. SaluDent International Inc.
  41. Scam Safe/TrustOn, Inc.
  42. TWL Corp. (TWLO.OB)
  43. Noza, LLC
  44. SureBooks, LLC
  45. Virtech Paralegal
  46. Merchant National
  47. NL Systems, LLC (dba Encryptics)
  48. Copper Mobile, Inc.
  49. Cosiin Inc.
  50. Tavros Technology
  51. Virimar Holdings
  52. Heart Stories.
  53. Prista Corporation
  54. Pratter, Inc.
  55. Precision Location Intelligence, Inc. dba QA Locate
  56. PonyUp Technologies, Inc.
  57. OneYum, Inc.
  58. TCCR, Inc.
  59. nDivision, Inc. (OTC: NDVN)
  60. Verimos, Inc.
  61. Boreas Technologies, Inc.
  62. GasItUp, Inc.
  63. ThinkX, Inc.
  64. Howzbout, Inc.
  65. Protexol Inc.
  66. PHY Wireless Inc.
  67. GovernX
  68. Guardian Alliance Holdings, Inc.
  69. Voz Media Inc.
  70. Accesr, Inc.

Dennis Cagan was honored as an Outstanding Director for 2013 by the Dallas Business Journal and NACD.

SHADOW CEO® (1983-Present)

Since 1983 Dennis has consulted in Shadow CEO roles, sat on boards of directors, and taken on periodic interim CEO positions. Dennis continues to provide clients with management consulting and mentoring through Caganco Incorporated, in the form of his four signature roles: Shadow CEO®, Board Practice (formation and management of corporate boards of directors), Governance Forensics practice, and interim CEO situations. Since 1983 Caganco has helped at least 100 CEOs. Clients have ranged from $2B enterprises down to ‘back-of-the-napkin’ start-ups.

Outstanding Directors Award (2013)

Dennis Cagan was honored by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and the Dallas Business Journal as one of the inaugural class of 12 Outstanding Directors in North Texas.

IT Hall of Fame (2011)

Dennis Cagan was inducted into the IT Hall of Fame – Channel Section (administered by CompTIA). He was honored for being the Treasurer, and on the founding team of the CompTIA A+ Certification Program, one of the most successful trade licensing programs in the computer industry. To date, A+ has certified millions of personal computer technicians globally. The program is said to generate over $50M in annual royalties to CompTIA.