ATTLANTA — Mayor Kasim Reed has appointed Dan Gordon as chief operating officer of the city of Atlanta.
Gordon brings more than 15 years of management experience to the position, according to officials. He currently serves as a senior operating executive at The Home Service Store (HSS), a Roark Capital company.
The COO roles includes oversight and executive management for the city’s operating departments including Aviation, Fire, Police, Corrections, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, Planning and Community Development, Public Works and Watershed Management departments.
Prior to joining the city, Gordon held several senior operating positions including serving as an executive at The Arthur M. Blank Family of Businesses. There, he co-founded and ran the Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Centers, a world-class healthcare business for Arthur Blank.
In 2013, Dan was recruited to serve as the Chief Operating Officer of Extremity Healthcare Inc., where he realized substantial savings by simplifying processes, renegotiating contracts and finding innovative ways to operate more efficiently. During his tenure at The Home Depot, Gordon played a key role in numerous operational and acquisition strategies ranging from startup concepts to multi-billion dollar initiatives.
In his current role, Gordon leads a national team to optimize operations for HSS. The company is owned by a leading private equity firm and has a network of over 700 affiliates across the United States. HSS processes over 40,000 projects annually.