Who We Are


  • Honor

    The primary core value of the people we are working or connected with.

  • Lift

    Every person to the highest and best contribution.

  • Optimize

    Causing an increase in human capital productivity leading to profitability.

“EXOS is derived from the word exosphere. The exosphere is just beyond the stratosphere and you can’t see it!”

There are multiple issues that leaders cannot see, things like; market turns, how to predict sales, whether the person they just hired will work out, what is the best time to expand operations, what will happen if I confront bad behavior with my team – will I lose them? Business is most certainly a faith walk, with some skill sprinkled in!

Our mission is to help owners, CEOs, and leaders see into areas where they typically are blind. The more we can help our leaders see with clarity, the more likely they will expand their business toward greater success, not to mention, lift themselves to higher and better contributions to their family, community, and life dreams.

EXOS moves forward with the belief we are there to help our leaders see more clearly than they ever have before.



    As the Strategic Partners Director, Michael Sharp works alongside our network of clients, trainees, and associations. He interfaces with individuals, leaders, and sales teams and brings a wide range of expertise from different market sectors. For years he has caused IT, advertising, non-profit, coaching, and consulting businesses to expand. He’s been working directly alongside Dan for over a decade and is increasing facilitation and coaching as EXOS Advisors grows.

    If you have a mission, product, or passion to bring to the business world, Michael has the unprecedented ability to become quickly conversant to create growth on your behalf. His will break through roadblocks or bottlenecks in your business development systems. All while being “an expert at understanding how people are naturally wired and gifted.” He’s proud to be part of the team creating a legacy of happy clients.


    Dan is CEO & Managing Advisor at EXOS Advisors. He worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor for 15 years serving families, individuals, and couples who were experiencing some of life’s most challenging issues: trauma, broken relationships, addictions, life transitions, loss, physical setbacks, and blended families, to name a few.

    Compelled to serve people in their place of work, Dan made a transition to Executive Coaching in 2005. Having spent time “behind the scenes” understanding and impacting the human dynamic, it became his life mission to work in places where people spend the bulk of their waking hours, being on site to cause powerful insights and opportunities for change.

    Dan is a masterful coach and facilitator combining compassion and candor in his approach. Dan has coached hundreds of business owners, executives, managers and supervisors of all levels in organizational settings–both profit and non-profit.

  • Brian Rutherford

    Brian Rutherford is Client Manager for EXOS Advisors. He has worked with the CVI™ assessment for 15 years, helping hundreds of companies to utilize the assessment in various ways with a specific focus in hiring and talent management. His background is in sales and account management, working directly with decision makers to have an impact in their business by putting the right people in the right seats.

    Brian joins EXOS Advisors after previously working with Dan and Michael for many years, and is passionate around helping organizations create an awareness of what is possible by understanding how to honor, lift and optimize people.