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Dan Kaplan

Managing Partner, Global Head of Human Resources Practice

Dan Kaplan

Dan is a Managing Partner with CTPartners, a premier executive search firm committed to performance, quality and results. Dan leads the firm’s Global Human Resources Practice and advises Boards and CEOs on assessing and acquiring world class HR leaders. In addition, Dan manages a diverse portfolio of the firm’s largest client relationships, leveraging the broad expertise of the partnership for the benefit of these clients. Dan is a member of the firm’s Operating Committee and the driving force behind the creation of the CTPartners Board of Directors Human Capital Institute.

Dan has completed numerous high-profile assignments for Heads of HR and Chief Talent Officers responsible for key growth and turn-around assignments across the US, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Frequently sought after for his insight into Talent issues, Dan has contributed to several articles for leading private equity and human capital magazines and has served on and moderated some of the industry’s most important conference panels.

In 2008, Dan was named to BusinessWeek's list of the World’s 50 Most Influential Headhunters. In addition to his search leadership responsibilities, Dan represents the firm on the board of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Dan is currently one of 30 global participants in the World Economic Forum’s Talent Mobility Summit.

Prior to joining CTPartners Dan was a senior partner at another major search firm. In addition to a successful search career, Dan has shaped leading recruiting initiatives during his tenure as Director of Recruiting at Fannie Mae, and as Recruiting Executive with Sapient Corporation.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Dan is active in fundraising for several non-profits including Alex’s Lemonade Stand, the Lemon Society and the Manhattan Society. He is also a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Business Advisory Council. Dan is based in the firm’s New York headquarters. An avid runner, Dan is perpetually training for his first Marathon.