Founder and CEO
Dan is the Founder and CEO of Vestar. Over his 40 year career in private equity, Dan has been a director of over 40 companies through our Vestar and First Boston investments. Dan also serves as Co-Head of Consumer at Vestar.
He was formerly Managing Director & Co-Head of the Management Buyout Group of The First Boston Corporation, where he worked with other members of Vestar’s founding team. He began his career at investment bank Dillon, Read & Company.
He has a BA in Political Science from Brown University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Dan is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Cardinal Spellman High School in The Bronx, NY, a Trustee Emeritus of Brown University, and is active in other charitable and community-focused organizations.