Business has been booming for Daylife in 2011, and over the summer our sales team found just the man to help: Dan Masarsky. He seems like a great guy but, as he notes below, his taste in cinema is a bit suspect. So let’s get to know him a bit and see if he’s on the up-and-up.
So, how’d you come to Daylife?
I’ve worked for other major players in our young industry and lost out to Daylife repeatedly, so I figured I should join the mothership/industry leader.
That was wise. What about your background? School, hometown, a dark secret we’ll be alarmed to find out about you later, etc.? I grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, and graduated from CW Post University with a degree in communications. My dark secret is a toss-up between my love for two movies: Gigli and The Notebook. I’m not sure which is worse to admit.
That’s… slightly alarming. Moving on: what three books do you think everyone should read? Who Moved My Cheese,Mindgames by Phil Jackson, and Into the Wild. Three of the most inspirational things I’ve ever read.
How do you spend your downtime? I golf whenever possible – I’ve got a 5 handicap and try never to play the same course twice. I just love the challenge and unfamiliarity of a new course. Other than that I like watching anything sports-related, especially my beloved Yankees. Also, taking my dog Max to the park and walking him around the Upper West Side
Who do you admire, and why? I admire people who overcome adversity and strive to become the best. I also admire people who volunteer for the causes that mean a lot to me, especially the Special Olympics and the Best Friends Animal Society.What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
My grandfather always told me, “everything happens for a reason”.