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RiseSmart is led by an accomplished and experienced group of industry leaders who share a passion for creating positive change for organizations and their employees.

Management Team

Dan Davenport

Dan Davenport

President and General Manager


President and General Manager

Dan serves as President and General Manager of RiseSmart, the company he co-founded with Sanjay Sathe in 2007. Serving initially as Vice President of Operations and Finance, and later, Senior Vice President, Dan built RiseSmart’s world-class service delivery organization and managed all operations in the US, Canada, and India. Dan also led all finance, accounting, HR and administration activities since the company’s inception. After the company was sold to Randstad Holdings in 2015, Dan was named Executive Vice President of Global Operations, where he led the launch of RiseSmart in Europe and Asia Pacific, and the creation of a global network, RiNGS – establishing delivery capability in over 80 countries.

Before RiseSmart, Dan worked nearly a decade with Sabre Holdings, the parent company of Travelocity. Dan served in various roles in Sabre’s software and services unit, Sabre Airline Solutions, including leading international teams in finance, operations, and account management. Prior to joining Sabre, Dan worked in finance roles at Electronic Data Systems, now HP. Dan launched his career as a licensed investment advisor with Fidelity Investments.

Dan holds an MBA from Texas Christian University (TCU), and a BS in Economics from Southern Methodist University (SMU).

Country Leadership

Marc Van Harneveldt

Marc Van Harneveldt


Marc offers a world-class background in leading change management, reorganization and business integration from an ICT, commercial, HR, logistics and operational perspective. His international experience spanning from the US to France and Poland and communication skills in Dutch, French, English and basic knowledge of German adds value to his overall profile.

During his progressive career at Randstad Group Belgium, Marc drove considerable growth by successfully integrated two new lines of business. He played a critical role in positioning Belgium as the flagship store within Randstad and the most successful acquisition for outplacement services. Marc guided other countries for sales enablement and worked on international tenders. He is currently Coordinator of European Expansion with the Global Outplacement Steering Committee.

As Director for RiseSmart, he is providing leadership to 240 staff with five lines of business encompassing outplacement, career Services, welfare to work, competence and assessment services and B2C career coaching. His leadership style is transparent with a strong focus on the human aspect of achieving results.

Marc holds a master in Commercial and Financial Sciences and a Bachelor in Informatics.

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