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 with $6.5 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 college-aged daughters and resides in Chicago and south Florida.