Dan Searby, Senior Vice President, has executive search experience including clients in consumer products/services, foodservice manufacturers, restaurants and retail. Before joining The Elliot Group, Dan built and led a specialized CPG, restaurant and foodservice manufacturer practice at a leading New York City-based executive search firm and consumer search boutique. His work spans Chief Executive Officer, President and other c-suite assignments across all disciplines, and he has also worked extensively with private equity sponsored companies. Dan follows the consumer industry closely and brings to his search work specialized industry knowledge and hands-on operating experience. He had fifteen years of experience working with national chains at Coca-Cola and spent two years on the operator side as the Senior Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer of Restaurant Associates/Patina Group, a former Compass Group subsidiary. Dan graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University and received his MBA from Harvard University. He enjoys not for profit development work and he and his family live on Long Island, New York.