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Daniel A. Kreuter

Daniel A. Kreuter
Founding Partner

Dan Kreuter has successfully run the professional search firm that bears his name for several decades.

Dan is founder of D.A. Kreuter Associates, Inc. dba DAK Associates, a national retainer-based executive search firm created in 1979. He founded and is Managing Member of Gladstone Associates, LLC, which provides comprehensive M&A Advisory to lower mid-market Financial Advisors, RIAs, Money Managers, and Broker Dealers. Dan co-founded two successful FinTech Businesses, Coates Analytics (now BNY/Mellon Distribution Analytics) which provides productivity software on behalf of Money Managers and Advisory Platforms; and Gladstone Analytics (now Truelytics), a SaaS solution for Valuation analytics, benchmarking and business process improvement to the RIA space. Dan recently served as Chairman of the Advisory Board for Chalice Financial Network, a national peer-to-peer association group for Independent Advisors; and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Real Assets Adviser, a leading Alternative Investments publication with over 65,000 readers in the wealth management sector. He currently serves on the Advisory Counsel for AlphaTRaI, a San Diego-based AI/Machine Learning quantitative asset manager.

"We have a unique view of the financial services world. Our business model is in lockstep with the needs of today’s business leaders. While technology has made finding information quicker, it’s our collective judgment, creative approach, and thoroughness that sets us apart. Our search services are in strategic alignment with your goals of renewable profit and growth."

Wealth Management: DAK works across the broad Wealth Management landscape. This includes large independents as well as national, regional, and independent Broker Dealers.

Asset Management: DAK has deep experience across all product structures and asset classes, and our clients range from Trillion AUM+ global asset managers to specialty boutiques.

Asset Servicing/FinTech/Back Office Solutions: Back Offices and Technology Infrastructure is what makes it all work for Financial Services companies. DAK works with firms large and small.


Insurance: DAK works with well-known and top-branded (Top 25) Life Insurance and Property & Casualty companies across a myriad of mandates.

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"C Level" Searches — "C Level” searches comprise an ever-growing portion of our search mandates, and currently represent 10% of our practice.

Sales Management — DAK has successfully completed dozens of high profile searches for Distribution Leaders.

Sales — DAK has a storied history in securing proven revenue generators for our clients. We have completed hundreds of sales searches spanning multiple channels throughout the Americas.

Investment Management — DAK is engaged at all times with Investment Management searches covering all product structures and Asset classes.

Marketing — DAK is engaged at all times with Senior and strategically critical Marketing search mandates.


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DAK has been a national player since day one. We service the entire US Market from our HQs in suburban Philadelphia.


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We provide high-touch, customized Executive Search for firms that put a premium on hiring the best. Our service includes Position Design; Compensation Guidance & Benchmarking; Intense Research inclusive of up to hundreds of calls and dozens of meetings; Position specific Interview Questions; Deep, personalized Assessment Interviews; Deep industry references and comprehensive background investigation; Behavioral Profiling; Onboarding and Follow-up post hire.


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DAK works on "flat-fee" retainer basis with our clients providing total transparency and fair pricing while ensuring discretion, intense focus, and complete alignment. We have several customized engagement models including The Select Client Commitment designed for multiple hires and on-going recruiting scenarios. DAKdirect is our web-based recruiting portal for non-retained search.


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