Partner, Executive Search
Dan serves as a Partner at McDermott + Bull, based in the firm’s Vancouver office. He has 20+ years of search experience across a range of industries, including healthcare and life sciences, consumer goods, and food and beverage. In his practice, Dan partners with private equity firms and their holding companies along with public and private companies to assist them in sourcing and engaging key executive talent nationwide.
Prior to his career in search, Dan held multiple roles in the commercial side of the life sciences industry and, in the early years of his search career, he built one of the nation’s largest life sciences and healthcare-focused search portfolios.
He attributes his sustained success to a customer-first-focus, based on clear communication and a relentless drive to remove inefficiency from the search process to deliver higher quality client outcomes.
Dan earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and an EMBA from Simon Fraser University. Dan holds a certificate in organizational and executive coaching from the University of British Columbia and is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC).
He’s an outdoors enthusiast and traveler; you’ll often find him on a bike, climbing hills with his wife of over 20 years or exploring the local mountains. Dan has served for many years on the board of directors of an independent school, through which he also coaches community sports teams. Dan, his wife, and their two kids are grateful to reside in the playground that is North Vancouver, British Columbia.
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