Daniel Snyder

American businessman (born 1964)

Daniel Marc Snyder (born November 23, 1964) is an American businessman who is the majority owner of the Washington Commanders, an American football team belonging to the National Football League (NFL). Snyder bought the team, then known as the Redskins, from Jack Kent Cooke's estate in 1999. He was also the founder of Snyder Communications.

Daniel Snyder in 2022


  • Succeeding in business is not just about making money. Money is important, but it’s not the real driver — certainly not for me. I have found that what drives me is the desire to prove, to myself and to my peers, that I can do what I set out to do and build something that matters. I’ve done that by recruiting smart people — many from traditional corporate environments –and giving them a dose of entrepreneurial spirit. You achieve long-term success step by step. Try to achieve your goals one at a time, like you do target practice. I look at each day as a chance to move one notch above yesterday — whether it’s in service quality, delivery, speed, or any other aspect of the business. I don’t measure my “success” every day. I measure how much we have left to do. In that sense, business success is just a form of persistence."
  • [listening and learning] first-hand about the views attitudes and experiences of the Tribes ... the more I heard, the more I’ve learned, and the more I saw, the more resolved I became about helping to address the challenges that plague the Native American community."
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