Daniel Casteel

Managing Director

Since establishing the Nashville Office of Stanton Chase in 2005, Daniel has completed assignments for general management and c-level functional leaders, with an emphasis within the human resources function, for clients in the consumer, industrial and healthcare sectors. His client list includes Fortune 500, middle market and private equity portfolio companies. Prior to his career in executive search, Daniel led the human resources function for an $11 billion global enterprise which experienced explosive growth during his tenure. As a key member of the mergers and acquisitions team, he was responsible for leadership assessment and establishing the post-acquisition leadership teams. Additionally, he directed the organizational design and talent management programs globally, driving organizational effectiveness and “Best in Class” human resources globally. More recently, Daniel orchestrated the merger of a prestigious retained executive search firm with a focus on the healthcare sector into the Nashville Office.

This merger represents the ongoing expansion of Stanton Chase’s global Healthcare and Life Sciences Healthcare Practice Group. Daniel utilizes his experience and in-depth knowledge from managing a global enterprise to assist his clients in selecting leaders that have the unique capabilities that drive innovation and success in the ever increasing global economy. He also holds an Advanced Certification in the Birkman Method® and leverages this internationally renowned assessment to better understand the behaviors and motivations of finalist to ensure cultural best fit. Daniel received his bachelor’s degree in 1983 from the University of Alabama where he played football under the legendary Paul Bear Bryant. He holds a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of Business. Daniel has completed numerous executive development programs, including the Harvard School of Business Strategic Human Resource Management Program.