Daniel T. Ryan


Dan Ryan is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ New York office. With 15 years of search experience, he specializes in senior level financial services placements, board, and leadership advisory assignments. Dan is also the managing partner of Business Talent Group (BTG), a leading marketplace for high-end independent talent on demand.


Since joining the Heidrick & Struggles in 2003, Dan has completed more than 500 assignments, playing a critical role in building the firm's relationships with many of the world's leading financial institutions. Dan has deep experience across investment and corporate banking sectors, private equity, traditional and alternative asset management, and wealth management. In addition to working with large financial institutions, he has worked extensively with boutique and middle market investment banks, family offices, regional banks, hedge funds, and other investment management companies.

Dan has held numerous leadership positions at Heidrick & Struggles, including Americas regional leader, head of global strategic accounts, Americas regional leader for the Financial Services Practice and partner-in-charge of the New York office.

Dan joined Heidrick & Struggles from Citigroup where he was a consultant in the private client division. In this role, he worked with clients providing advice on a wide range of investment topics. Previously, Dan worked in Washington D.C. for the U.S. Export-Import Bank, an independent government agency providing financing to domestic exporters.

He is frequently quoted in leading news and business publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, CNN Money, Bloomberg Markets Magazine, and Business Insider, and is also a regular guest speaker on industry panels and at major universities.


The Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, BS Degree in Foreign Service in International Politics


Philanthropy and Service

Dan is active in several not-for-profit organizations and is on the board of British American Business and the Mianus River Gorge Preserve in Bedford, New York.