Founder and CEO of D.E. Pugel Inc., Daniel Pugel is a retired law enforcement officer, a retired financial adviser, and an investment consultant. He resides in the Washington suburb of Normandy Park. In college, Pugel earned an Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement from Lower Columbia College, where he was also recognized as the school's Outstanding Law Enforcement Student. A Bachelor's Degree in Criminology from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) was also a part of his educational background. Aside from that, he held a number of leadership positions at CSULB, including President of the Associated Resident Students.