Dan entered the Talent Acquisition and Talent Development market in 2006 and founded Ryan Search & Consulting, now ryan partners, in 2010. Dan’s background in the Industrial and professional services world, serving in roles ranging from Operations Manager to Vice President of Human Resources, provides him with a platform to understand what clients experience in their daily business lives.
Dan still takes a hands-on approach and is involved in many of the projects that this firm engages in and he actively participates in a wide range of groups involving both client industries and organizations working to make our region a better place to live.
Ryan Partners has grown from being primarily a Talent Acquisition firm into one that provides a broad range of services in Talent Acquisition, Personal and Organizational Development (Vistage) and Behavioral Assessment (Predictive Index-PI). These additional service offerings enable the firm to provide a more comprehensive approach to the needs of each client.
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Dan entered the Talent Acquisition world over 20 years ago and founded his firm in 2010. The firm’s focus started with Talent Acquisition and has grow to Peer Group Facilitation through Vistage and Exit Planning through NAVIX Consultants.
Dan has earned an MEd. from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, an MBA from Tennessee State University, and a BS in Engineering Physics from Murray State University. He has been an adjunct faculty member for Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and has also taught at Belmont University.
Dan is a frequent speaker at conferences across the country and in many parts of the world. He presented at the International Servant Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA and also at the World Training Conference in Mumbai, India in 2014. He has also presented at SHRM Illinois, SHRM Tennessee and SHRM Indiana state conferences.
Dan is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.
Dan is a Past-President of the Franklin Breakfast Rotary Club (Paul Harris Fellow), a Past-President of Nashville ACE Mentor, the current President of ACHEMT, the American College of Healthcare Executives here in Middle Tennessee and is a board member for the Middle Tennessee Workforce Investment Board.
Dan is a life member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and serves as the President of the Nashville Sigma Chi alumni chapter.
He is married to Gena and they have two married grown sons, Daniel and Matthew, and one grandson, Teddy.
In his spare time Dan enjoys Vanderbilt Baseball where he is a member of the Champions Circle.
Every firm talks about their Values, but we try to live ours in all that we do. Here are the core values we embrace as the foundation for our firm.
We treat ourselves and our customers with respect. We develop relationships that make a positive difference in our clients’ lives.
We Build Trust
We build trust through transparency and open, authentic communication. We assume positive intent and are the first to extend trust.
We are Dedicated to Others.
We create lasting and positive impact in the industries in which we operate. When we work hard, stay focused, and act in service to others, we believe anything is possible.
We are Problem Solvers
We are creative and resourceful, dedicated to life-long learning. We are open to change and maintain flexibility. We respect data and make human decisions.
We are Humble
We recognize there is no such thing as “individual success” in life. We are unanimous in victory and acknowledge those who have helped us along the way.