Danielle Julia Cuomo is an award-winning entrepreneur and author. Danielle’s creative, innovative approach to business garnered her many awards, such as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Smart Business Magazine Innovation Award, Athena Young Professionals Award, Stiletto Women in Business Award, Web of Trust Award, Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest and Business Journals Women of Distinction.


Her ground-breaking company, Virtual Assist USA, was named as one of the largest management consulting companies in Pittsburgh by its 2nd year in business and has continued to win that honor annually.

She has authored 2 business books: Inspired Entrepreneurs (co-author) and How to Wheel and Deal in High Heels. She has been sought out to speak on topics of business development and strategy for the CBS Business Network, Inc. Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, CEO Focus, Entrepreneur Radio, Pop City, Small Business Radio, and Home Business Magazine. She has been interviewed on the #HiringHeros podcast, #CourseCreatorsMBA, Marketing for Doctors, Wealth Tactic Rebels, The Dave Pamah Show, Unlimited Wealth, Domain Name Wire and #EntrepreneursMBA podcast. Danielle serves on the Kaiser University, IMC (Integrated Marketing Communications) Department Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of STEMSteps, a private early childhood STEM school.

Danielle founded Virtual Assist USA after leaving a successful corporate career with a national IT project management consulting firm. With a multi-faceted business model, Virtual Assist USA has served thousands of small businesses across the world. In addition to working with Virtual Assist USA, Danielle had served as a board member, committee member & volunteer for various charities including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, VolunTots, Beverly’s Birthdays, Four Diamonds Fund, and Animal Friends. She is an active member of the National Speaker's Association and National Association of Women Business Owners. 

Virtual Assist USA is an early disrupter and leading provider of virtual assistant services that help to keep companies on track, focused and growing. Under her innovative leadership, they have grown to a staff of 30.

Danielle is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s in Business Administration.

Danielle believes in the power of small businesses and the American dream and says “Small businesses are the lifeline of America. I hope to continue to contribute by making my client’s dreams come true, which is the most rewarding of all.” Danielle lives in Pittsburgh, PA where she spends her free time cooking, playing guitar, jumping out of perfectly good airplanes and trying to cross off every item on her Bucket List.