Board of Directors

Daniel Bryant

Daniel Bryant

President, Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation

Operating Partner, Vistria Group, Chicago, IL

Daniel Bryant is an author, adjunct lecturer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Iron Man. Daniel received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, where he also played baseball, and subsequently received his Master’s degree in Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

After a successful career in investment banking and private equity, Daniel founded Sheridan Road Financial, which ultimately grew to become the #3 ranked institutional investment consulting company in the country. After fourteen years, the company was sold to Hub International, the fourth largest insurance brokerage firm in the country.  Prior to founding Sheridan Road, Daniel was a senior investment banker at a number of investment banks, including Robertson Stephens in San Francisco, Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette in Chicago, and worked in corporate finance for Sam Zell’s The Equity Group. During his investment banking career, Daniel was named as one of the forty under forty most influential technology investment bankers in the country by Red Herring Magazine. Daniel was recently appointed Operating Partner and Senior Advisor with $7.5 billion Chicago-based private equity firm Vistria Group.

Daniel has always been passionate about giving back to the communities he loves so he founded the Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation in 2013. Back in the early 1990’s, Daniel founded the Chicago Street Project, a predecessor to Chicago Cares, a national volunteer organization with offices throughout the country. Daniel is very active with his alma maters, serving as Dartmouth’s District Enrollment Director of Admissions for Chicago, Co-Chair of the Dartmouth Alumni Windy City Forum and is on the Alumni Advisory Board for Northwestern University. Currently, he serves as an active board or associated member of many organizations he is passionate about including Young Presidents Organization (YPO), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Oz Arts Nashville, the Commercial Club of Chicago, and the Economic Club of Chicago.

Daniel has two daughters and resides in Chicago and South Florida.

Annie Bryant

Secretary, Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation

Annie is the Vice Chairman of G. Robert Toney and Associates and is the Director of Marketing for National Liquidators, the umbrella company for the world’s largest boat liquidation and vessel repossession company, where she has been for the past 22 years. Annie is also on the Board of Directors for the Toney Family Foundation, and has been a trustee with the Chagrin Falls Educational Foundation for over a decade, serving on the Executive Board as secretary, grantmaking chair, and mentor to the high school junior board.

As a board member of Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation, she assists with events management, beneficiary and donor engagement, governance, marketing, press, website, and social media. She is highly focused on education-related and mental health philanthropy. Annie is a graduate of Indiana University, and a Chicago native. She and Daniel are married and reside in South Florida. She has two sons.

Arthur B. Laffer, Jr.

Treasurer, Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation

Chief Operating Officer, Portfolio Manager – Laffer Investments

Arthur has more than 30 years of investment experience, most recently as President and Lead Portfolio Manager of Laffer Investments, which he founded with his father, Dr. Arthur B. Laffer Sr. He has experience in various areas of the industry, including marketing, product development, sales, information technology, and macro-economic analysis.

Prior to starting Laffer Investments, Arthur worked at Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management, where he was responsible for product management, marketing, and key account service for more than $10 billion in separate account business. Prior to that, Arthur worked at Putnam Investments in several key management capacities, and Bradford and Marzec, where he was involved in fixed income trading, research, marketing, and information technology. He currently sits on the board of directors of Preverity, a privately held company providing medical malpractice risk analysis to insurers.

Advisory Board

Franco Alves
Founder and Owner of Fit by Franco
Fred Barstein
CEO of TRAU, TPSU & 401kTV
Matt Brzica
Senior Director of Business Development for CJ Logistics America and the Owner of the Rialto Group
Eric James Chesser
Co-founder of BIGBIG Records Nashville, An Illinois licensed attorney
Will Coleman
Franklin Templeton & Legg Mason
Jennifer DeLong
Alliance Bernstein
Kathy Dennis
Real Estate Manager
Michael DiFranco
Executive Vice President of Asset Management and Operations at Bluerock Home Trust, Inc.
James V Gemus
Eagle View Advisors, LLC
Rob Harris
Waller Landsen Dortch and Davis
Rob Herman
Chief Executive Officer - Gries Financial Partners
Pete Hoffman
EMP Media
Rebecca Hourihan
Founder and CMO of 401(k) Marketing
Neil Hughes
Hub International
Vincent Iacono
Vishal Jain
Prudential Financial
Stanley Janowiak
Wells Fargo
Clark Khayat
Key Bank
Katherine Lee
HUB International
Chris Nickoloff
Maria Oddy
Luxury Real Estate Agent in South Florida
Elena Peerson
Capital Group
Jonathon Reinsdorf
Jason Ridgel
CEO of Opry Medical Group, Guidance Whiskey, JUSCO, and Hydrate the Hood
Grace Sanfilippo
Marketing Manager - VIST Labs
Robert Sherrill
President and CEO of Imperial Cleaning Services
Richard Tatum
Graham Thomas
Director of Relationship Management and Strategic Partnerships at
Jeremy Weith
Sheridan Road Financial
Matt Wiltshire
Former Mayoral Candidate, City of Nashville
Bill Yoerger
Blue Ridge ESOP Associates