Dan Polner

The Debrief: Dan Polner, go-to incubator guy

As incubator advocate – yes, that’s the actual title – in Stony Brook University’s vast business-development ecosystem, Dan Polner is a busy man. A 20-year finance professional (Berenson & Co. director, Equitable Capital Management veep, among other positions) with an MBA from the University of Chicago, he reports directly to Jeffrey Saelens, SBU’s new interim director of incubators, and keeps in frequent contact with startups in (excessive acronym alert) CEWIT, CEBIP, LIHTI and AERTC, as…