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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Daniel Montante 2013


  • Title: President
  • Company: Montante Solar
  • Location: 2760 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo, NY 14150
  • Birthplace: Skidmore College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, BS / Wake Forest MBA

Family: Proud father of 10 year old and 8 year old girls

First job unrelated to your current field: Working in a track tire retreading company. The job stunk both literally and figuratively.

First job in current field: M&A director for Dupont Corp. in China buying and selling solar companies.

What your firm does now and its plans for the future? To grow solar project development elements of the company, and accelerate the adoption of solar in the Northeast United States.

Hobbies: Hanging with my kids, skiing, scouting, and water sports.

Favorite Film: “Lost in Translation”

Favorite Novel: “A Prayer for Owen Meany”

Keys to success: Perseverance, taking the job that no one wants, relationships

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family: Hillary Clinton

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? Florist