Daymaker originated with a project the founding team created in years ago while at the University of North Carolina.
The feeling then, as bright-eyed 19-year olds, is the thread that remains today: something more is possible in how we create connection through generosity. Daymaker isn’t “charity” the way we’ve come to know it as a society. The dollars, the gifts, the programs funded--those matter. And equally impactful is the light, potential, and goodness that giver and receiver see in each other through the act of giving.
In that spirit, giving becomes a vehicle for us to feel interdependence and shared humanity while shifting resources to those who need them. It becomes a way for us to experience being a part of something larger than ourselves. Giving in the Daymaker story–simply put– is a pathway to healing and kinship.
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Brent is the big little kid keeping the Daymaker team energized and moving in concert. Prior to joining, he worked at Uber and McKinsey with a focus on creating employment opportunities as automation changes the nature of work. His favorite game growing up was 2-on-1 driveway basketball with Dad and him dunking on the Little Tikes goal while older brother scored the big kid hoop, and he’s thrilled about getting to play with his own little one who arrived in Spring 2021!
Chris is the operations muscle keeping the Daymaker train on the tracks. Before joining, he started his career in investment banking at JP Morgan where he worked on corporate finance transactions. To this day, Chris loves football, basketball, and video games — all childhood interests of his that developed over countless days with his best friends.
L.D works across the technical stack at Daymaker, including product & project management. He's coded across half a dozen startups in NYC, gaining diverse experience in web development, but was pulled towards service and resource-sharing, finding an outlet for that in Daymaker. As a kid, his imagination was his primary playground, and it has remained a steady source of joy.
Robbie is part of team software engineering at Daymaker and has been ensuring the technical parts move forward since October 2020. He had been part of several other tech teams when L.D asked if he wanted to join a movement that’s really making a difference, and he agreed without a moment's hesitation. As a kid, he enjoyed building models, playing sports in the park, or nerding out with his buddies over the newest video game craze (he secretly still does).