Chief Executive Officer Experience Global
Office Hours: By appointment only
Areas of Expertise:Healthcare, Marketing, Music, Operations
Danielle Kimmey Torrez serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Experience Global and leads the relational partnerships, strategy, technology growth, organizational processes, and sales and marketing for the EG team. She brings fifteen years of leadership experience, with a focus on strategic partnerships and brand identity.
Before Experience Global, Danielle owned the fashion marketing company, All Most Famous, and worked as Director of Marketing for Entertainment One’s Worship Division. She is most readily known for being one third of the musical group, Out of Eden. The trio of sisters released six records and one greatest hits album from 1994-2007. They shared the stage with superstars ranging from DC Talk to Destiny’s Child. As a part of Out of Eden, Danielle took home multiple Dove Awards, received two Grammy nominations and sold approximately 2.2 million albums.
Q. What excites you most about the Wond’ry?
A. I believe it is where the next generation of world changing innovations, inventions and products are going to be created!
Q. What do you feel are the most important skills you have to offer in your role as a mentor?
A. My experience as an entrepreneur has made me a woman of many trades, but my most important skill is my ability to focus on one thing at a time and develop it from start all the way until success. Focus, operations, process and patience are the hardest things for an entrepreneur and they are now things I understand well enough to teach to others.
Q. What has been your proudest moment in your career?
A. It is a tie between the first time I became a CEO (2016), the time I met and performed with Billy Graham (2004ish) and the moment my niece realized she thought I was cool bc her friends liked my music (like 2015!).
Q. What has surprised you most about your job?
A. My love of difficulty always surprises me. There is something about facing a problem or challenging person head-on and turning that potential catastrophe into a personal success. I hate quitting, so no matter how difficult a moment in business can be, I problem solve until that problem turns to my favor. It’s addicting.
Q. If you could do everything over again, would you make the same career choices?
A. No way. I had a stint producing celebrity events that I would happily trade in for more operations experience…or just more sleep.
Q. In your opinion, what is the most important quality for success?
A. The ability to make quality decisions quickly and the persistence to see your plan through.
Q. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A. A CEO of a Fortune 500 company. I’m still working on it.