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Daniel Casteel

Managing Director

Daniel is a seasoned executive with over 30 years of leadership experience, providing him the unique vantage to accurately identify and relate to the needs of his clients. As a result, Daniel instinctually excels at implementing effective solutions to aid clients in their most important decisions – planning, selecting and retaining superior executive talent.

Daniel serves as a trusted advisor to senior management of a variety of clients, ranging from Fortune 500, to family-owned enterprises, middle market, and private equity portfolios.  He is recognized for the adaptive, long-lasting relationships he forms within every partnership. Daniel leverages his extensive leadership experience and hands-on approach to execute projects with precision, transparency, and his signature candor.

Daniel understands that today’s environment requires leaders that are innovative, adaptive, and agile while maintaining the highest integrity and ethics. In this regard, he is passionate about strategically strengthening organizations’ business plans through executive assessment & selection, leadership development, succession planning, and organizational optimization.

Daniel founded the Nashville office of Stanton Chase in 2005, and has since established a top-caliber team that brings a great depth of industry expertise and business acumen to deliver outstanding leadership solutions for clients. Prior to establishing the Nashville office, Daniel served as a human resource executive for a global enterprise that underwent substantial growth during his tenure. As a key member of the M&A team, spearheading leadership assessment and building the post-acquisition leadership teams, Daniel also directed organizational design and global talent management programs, driving effectiveness and “best in class” Human Resources.

Daniel earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama, where he played football for the legendary coach, Paul “Bear” Bryant. He has completed numerous executive and certification programs focused on strategic HR, organizational design, assessment tools, and leadership development.

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750 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
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Phone: +1 615-371-6113

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The Stanton Chase Team

The Stanton Chase team includes partners, directors, consultants, researchers, and administrators in countries around the globe. Our service model in retained executive search, assessment, and recruitment remain unparalleled in the industry, as we provide sophisticated, in-depth, global coverage with the personal services like that of a boutique firm. We are proud of our widespread executive search groups: our Global Industry Practice Groups feature members with expertise in every major industry while our Functional Practice Groups provide extraordinary competencies in our leadership consultation services.