The Washington Business Journal: Feb 18, 2011
D’Aniello was a financial systems designer for a billion-dollar technology consultancy. His then-girlfriend, Susan, was prepping for a nursing degree at Johns Hopkins University. In 2000, the pair parlayed that expertise into a new startup business plan: scooping dog poop for businesses and residents who couldn’t or wouldn’t themselves. Today, 34-year-old D’Aniello helms a 35-franchise company in 57 locations, its biggest in Fairfax, that aims to be the first national pet removal brand.