Famous as: Husband of Lori Greiner
Spouse/Ex-: Lori Greiner (wife)
Daniel Greiner is the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of For Your Ease Only, a company headed by his inventor, entrepreneur, and reality TV star wife Lori Greiner. He previously worked as a controller at the Bell & Howell Corporation. A major source of support and inspiration for Lori, he has been with her right from the beginning. They met at the Lincoln Park Bar Kincaid’s in Chicago when she was only a young aspiring inventor with impossibly ambitious dreams of success. It was her ingenuity and drive combining perfectly with Dan’s dedication and pragmatism that have made Lori one of most recognizable faces in the business world. Working from the same desk, she looks after sales, marketing, and legal aspects, while he manages the shipping, packaging, accounting, and inventory functions. The facts that she holds about 120 US and international patents, has created and sold over 400 products and is worth $50 million are testaments to their successful partnership inside the workplace and beyond.
The relationship between the “warm-blooded shark” Lori Greiner and her husband Daniel turns the saying “behind every successful man is a woman” on its head. At the start of her business career, he quit his job at the Bell & Howell Corporation to work for her wife’s fledgling company. He was there to provide support and necessary inputs when she came up with an intricate plastic box to organize earrings in 1996, her very first successful invention. She later patented it and made a deal with J.C. Penney before the holiday season. Within two years, the product made her rich.
Dan was an integral part of her growing empire when the QVC network called in 1998. She began to host the Clever and Unique Creations Show on the shopping channel, earning herself the nickname “The Queen of QVC”. Her incredible rise garnered attention of the US TV series Shark Tank’s show runners. She joined the show as one of the sharks (investors) in 2012. Till date, Lori has made some of the most profitable investments in the show, including in a company called Scrub Daddy that produces a texture-changing household sponge (it becomes stiff in cold water and soft in warm water).
Winning a bidding war against her fellow sharks Kevin O’Leary and Daymond John, Lori bought 20% equity in the company from its owner Aaron Krause for $200,000. The product line’s total revenue surpassed $50 million in January 2017, effectively making it the most successful product in the history of the show. Dan, alongside Lori, has made several appearances on the spin-off series ‘Beyond the Tank’.
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Dan and his wife live between their two houses in Philadelphia and Chicago. Both houses are luxurious and expensive. They are convenient as well, as the one in Philadelphia is close to the QVC studio and her products are shipped from Chicago. The couple do not have any children as of yet.