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Recent Search Successes

(Partial Listing)

2020

  • President Top 20 Life Insurance Company, 700 employees
  • Chief Investment Officer $1.2B aum Wealth RIA experiencing explosive growth
  • National Sales Manager- highly regarded Insurance/Broker-dealer sub $50Billion aum Insurance Co
  • EVP-Sales: Head of Sales and Distribution for a leading Real Estate Investment Co, overseeing all strategy and revenue line for a 30 person teamr
  • Regional Directors: Engaged by a top performing Alternative Solutions provider to help top-grade/bolster their existing sales team, with impact hires in 3 key markets

2019

  • Head of Marketing for a $500 Billion AUM Global Asset Manager
  • Midwest Institutional Sales for a $500 Billion AUM Global Asset Manager
  • HNW Portfolio Manager for a $1.4 Billion AUM Wealth RIA
  • West Coast RIA/Family Office sales for $200 Billion AUM+ leading global Alternative Investments Asset Manager

2018

  • US Institutional Sales for a $100 Billion AUM+ European Asset Manager and leader in ESG investing
  • Head of National Accounts for a successful and innovative New York based Real Estate Investment Manager
  • Chief Compliance Officer for a $50 Billion AUM+ US Asset Manager
  • Chief Administrative Officer for a $50 Billion AUM+ US Asset Manager
  • Chief Financial Officer for a multi-Billion dollar Texas based Financial Services holding company
  • Head of Internal Sales for a $500 Billion AUM+ “Top 50” Global Asset Manager
  • Head of Insurance General Account sales for a “Top 10” ETF provider and innovative Asset Manager
  • Head of Private Bank/Bank Trust sales for a “Top 10” ETF provider and innovative Asset Manager

2017

  • Chief Financial Officer for a High Frequency Trading group
  • Head of Wealth RIA and subsidiary of Financial Services Holding Company
  • Chief Executive Officer for multi-Billion dollar Wealth RIA
  • Head of Sales, for leading national provider of Wealth-focused Financial Technology suite 
  • West Coast ETF Specialist for a “Top 10” ETF provider and innovative Asset Manager

2016

  • Head of National Sales Reporting and Analytics for a $136 Billion global investment management firm and leading quant manager
  • PhD Investment Strategist for a $5 Billion quantitative asset management firm
  • NRC/Offshore Investment Sales Professional, Miami & Latin America
  • Chief Investment Officer for a leading U.S. Insurance subsidiary of a top 5 global multi-line insurance provider
  • Chief Marketing Officer for a publicly traded, diversified financial services and insurance organization
  • Head of Institutional Sales, Canada
  • Head of Institutional ETF Sales, Americas


"C Level” Searches

“C Level” searches comprise an ever-growing portion of our search mandates. Some of the high profile searches we have been engaged on have included:

  • President/CEO
  • COO/ CAO, and Senior Operations Professionals
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Legal Officer

Sales Management

DAK has successfully completed dozens of high profile searches for Distribution Leaders. Position titles include:

  • President/ Head of Distribution
  • National Sales Manager
  • Divisional Sales Manager
  • Head of Institutional Sales
  • Head of National/Strategic Accounts
  • Sales Desk Management

Sales

DAK has a storied history in securing proven revenue generators for our clients. We have completed hundreds of sales searches spanning multiple channels including Intermediaries (RIAs, Brokerage Platforms, Private Banks, Family Offices), High Net Worth/ Private Client, and myriad Asset Owners on the Institutional side (Corporate, Public, Endowment-Foundation, Insurance Companies, Taft-Hartley) throughout the Americas.

  • Institutional Sales
  • Financial Products Wholesaler (including team build-outs)
  • National Accounts/ Platform Coverage
  • Product & Portfolio Specialists
  • Financial Technology, Custodial, and Asset Servicing Sales
  • Wealth Advisor/ Financial Planner
  • Advisor Recruiter/ Practice Management

Investment Management

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

  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Portfolio Manager- Asset Management
  • Portfolio Manager- Private Client
  • Senior Analyst
  • Team Lift-outs/M&A

Marketing

DAK has helped our clients recruit "difference-makers" in strategically critical Marketing roles. Our search mandates span the following:

  • Chief Marketing Officer/ Head of Marketing
  • Marketing Communications
  • Digital Marketing
  • Product Marketing
  • Product Management

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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