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Meet Daniel Butcher of Angeles Mannies

Today we’d like to introduce you to Daniel Butcher.

Daniel, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’m the eldest of 4, born and raised in England.  After graduating from an English University (Staffordshire) I was accepted as a specialist for a Summer Camp in Santa Clarita, CA, and off I went to America in 2007. Returning to the UK to find my place in the corporate world was not working for me. I was invited back to LA for following summers, and it wasn’t long before parents inquired where they might find a reliable guy of their own year round. I would help out here and there but couldn’t fulfill all the requests alone, so I saw a need and created Angeles Mannies.  While AM places male and female candidates (we can’t discriminate based on gender of course!), the agency focuses on boosting male representation within the industry. When I’m not in LA, I’m traveling frequently meeting with colleagues and industry leaders in efforts to share my philosophy and experiences on the benefits of men in childcare.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
While starting a business comes with its own set of stress inducing struggles, add to that some major negative stereotypes against the very product you’re putting out there. Our clients are generally open to the idea of hiring a manny, so the challenge comes in attempting to adjust the mindset of those who are so vehemently against it.  Understanding that change comes over time, and that our biggest aid will come in placing really quality mannies over and over again has been paramount as we establish ourselves. I should also add, that the growing popularity of mannies, coupled with the growing success of the business make it easier each day.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Angeles Mannies story. Tell us more about the business.
We are Angeles Mannies!  A domestic staffing agency that helps families find excellent, qualified, intelligent, engaging male role models to make home life more manageable. We are a one-stop shop from discussing your needs, schedule interviews, checking references, running National background checks, while adhering to our strict on-boarding processes. We have helped some of the most well-known people in the world find care for their children and we are constantly under a microscope.

I take pride in founding an agency that is unique.  We are different to the other agencies, and we take the path of most resistance for the overall greater good. We will continue to be successful because I’m truly passionate about this road I’ve chosen.

What has been the proudest moment of your career so far?
The first manny I placed with a family was the most exciting, and the proudest moment I’ve experienced. Finding a great manny for this family, handling the onboarding process, checking in periodically and hearing such excellent feedback he will have been with them 2 years (Jan 2018!) – that process was rewarding beyond what I could have ever imagined, and it’s a reward and experience that we continue to pursue.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I feel blessed that America let me stay here (the visa process system is no joke!) I would say I’m extremely lucky that people have gone out of their way to help me grow the business, friends, past employers and strangers!

I feel lucky that my parents taught me what caring is and that people have consistently trusted me to care for their children the world over.

Pricing:

  • $250 referral bonus for referring new mannies to us (that we find a family work for)
  • $500 referral bonus for referring new families to us (that we find a manny for)

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Sweet P and Sky
Baby 2 Baby
Single Mom’s Planet

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