Dan Staats


Dan is a principal with nearly 10 years of experience recruiting board-members and executives for private equity-backed companies and investors. At Acertitude, he connects clients with brilliant leaders, applying his full resolve and subject matter expertise to deliver great results and a great experience.

Before joining Acertitude, Dan spent over three years in Korn Ferry’s Private Equity and Healthcare practices. There, he conducted similar searches for BODs, CEOs, and C-level executives, investment professionals, and operating partners. Previously, he spent nearly five years in roles of increasing responsibility with a private equity-focused boutique search firm.

Dan graduated with honors from Revelle College at UC San Diego with a B.S., Management Science and a minor in Aerospace Engineering.