Daniel McCoy

Daniel McCoy

Senior Business Consultant

Daniel McCoy joined the UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University as a business consultant in September 2017, after a successful banking career as a commercial/SBA lender. Daniel spent 10+ years in upper management in  the retail industry prior to banking.

He is a Certified Professional for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He has completed the “Veteran at Work” Certification and certification for “Getting Talent Back to Work” through SHRM. In 2021, he completed a Grant Writing Certification program through Kennesaw State University. In 2024, Daniel earned his Cybersecurity Certification  through North Star. His expertise includes capital acquisition, human resources, government procurement/certifications, grant programs, cybersecurity and business acumens.

He was promoted to senior business consultant in 2022. Daniel was awarded Business Consultant of the Year 2022, given annually to the top business consultant at the UGA SBDC and was the Georgia State Star at the America’s Small Business Development Conference in September 2023.

He  has won the Flewellen Award for Consulting Excellence  five consecutive years, an award given each year to top business consultants at the UGA SBDC. Daniel has been a contributing writer for Restaurant Informer Magazine, the official magazine of the Georgia Restaurant Association, for the last three years.


  • MBA (Accounting), Benedictine University
  • BS (Organizational Management), Covenant College
  • AA (Liberal Arts), Reinhardt University


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