Daniel W. Stanton
Dan was born in upstate New York and grew up in Buffalo. He graduated summa cum laude from Canisius College with an undergraduate degree in Finance. He then pursued his MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, graduating in 1981. Dan started at Goldman Sachs & Co. immediately after Columbia. During his time there, Dan managed the firm’s global private wealth management business, started Global Securities Services (GSS) and served as Head of Equities Institutional Sales. Dan became a Partner at Goldman Sachs in 1994 and was an Advisory Director until the end of 2003.
Dan received an honorary doctorate from Canisius College and also served on the school’s Board of Trustees. For many years, he acted as Chair of the group that provided oversight for the school’s endowment. Dan also served on the Columbia Business School’s Board of Overseers, funded an Endowed Chair at the business school and delivered the commencement address to the graduating class several years ago. He has served, and continues to serve, on a number of other for-profit, non-profit, educational and government sector boards. Dan lives in Palm Beach, FL and in Martha’s Vineyard, MA. He and his wife, Mary have been married for 39 years and have three adult children and one grandson.