Daniel is a growth senior associate at JLL Spark, where he drives value-creation opportunities for portfolio companies as they implement go-to-market strategies and engage with the firm’s strategic partners. Prior to joining Spark, Daniel worked in growth and development functions at real estate start-ups like Compass, Eataly, and Convene.
Daniel holds a B.A. in design and environment analysis from Cornell University, with minors in real estate and French.
Danny leads innovation for JLL Spark where he is responsible for developing synergies with JLL business lines and driving value through the implementation of new technologies. Previously, Danny was the head of global scouting and ecosystem development for Verizon’s real estate technology group, with a goal to digitally transform its 100 million square foot portfolio.
Prior to Verizon, Danny spent ten years working in venture capital, focused on seed and early-stage companies as well as investments in the lower-middle market. Danny has more than 25 years of experience working with entrepreneurs and startup companies.
Danny holds an M.B.A from Babson College, and a B.Com in Finance from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He is based in the Boston area.
Eddie Carroll, a native Iowan, is a growth principal for the Americas at JLL Spark. Prior to Spark, Eddie worked in strategic partnerships at Roofstock, Twitter, TellApart, and Accenture.
Not only is he focused on growing PropTech companies, cash-flowing small businesses, and accumulating frequent traveler points, he is also invested in growing the potential of youth in under-served communities as co-chair of BUILD Bay Area.
Javier is a senior investment associate at JLL Spark based in New York City, where he is focused on sourcing, evaluating, and investing in early-stage companies, with a particular emphasis on the intersection of PropTech and FinTech. Javier comes from an entrepreneurial family and is passionate about empowering ambitious founders.
Prior to joining JLL Spark, Javier worked as a senior investment associate at GPT Ventures, an early-stage fintech & payments focused fund. Earlier in his career, he worked as a banker at J.P. Morgan and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Javier holds a B.A. in Economics and M.S. in International Real Estate from Florida International University, and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.
Meagan Riley is a growth principal for JLL Spark, serving as the liaison between Spark’s portfolio companies and JLL business leaders and clients. Prior to joining JLL Spark, Meagan led business development and strategic partnerships for a Mark Cuban-backed startup in the Bay Area. Her previous experience includes leadership positions at iHeartMedia, where she led the political and advocacy division, and 1776, a global incubator and venture fund based in Washington, DC.
While at 1776, Meagan led the corporate partnerships team and helped develop UNION, a global software and content platform that connects startup founders, mentors, investors, and corporate innovators around the world. Earlier in her career, she held various positions at Frontier Strategy Group, which provided venture-backed information and advisory services for emerging markets executives.