Daniel Paul Finkelman
Over 30 years of progressively responsible successful experience in Fortune 1000 corporations as
a Senior Executive, Executive Committee member and as member of Board of Directors serving on the
Compensation Committee (see Board Service Detail), with additional, extensive not-for-profit Board and Leadership experience.
Have consistently led efforts to establish strategic/business growth planning, marketing
(including branding and analytics), corporate development and innovation activities where these functions were new or significantly under-developed in the organization. Significant industry
experience in Retail (specialty apparel, personal care, grocery, and home improvement), Credit, Marketing Services, and Consumer Products (packaged goods and durables).
2013 - Present Mulberry Street Consulting, LLC Granville, Ohio Managing Director
Consultancy focused on business growth and influencing customer behavior to drive revenue
2008 - 2013 Alliance Data Retail Services Columbus, Ohio SVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Business-wide responsibility for marketing, branding & communications, capability
development (including digital), strategic innovation, marketing analytics, cobrand product
operations, and market research for this $2 billion division.
2004 - 2007 Alliance Data Systems, Inc. Dallas, Texas EVP, Corporate Development & Innovation Enterprise responsibility for Strategic/Business Planning, Growth Planning, Corporate Marketing and Business Research for this (now) $4 billion marketing and loyalty services company. Report to Chairman/CEO and President/COO, member of the Executive Committee.
1998 – 2004 ADS Alliance Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: ADS) Dallas, Texas Board of Directors
Served as Board member prior to and following initial public offering. Served on Compensation Committee of the Board.
1998 – 2004 Limitedbrands, Inc. Columbus Ohio Senior Vice President, Brand & Business Planning
Enterprise responsibility for Strategic Planning, Brand Growth planning, Customer Relationship Marketing, Brand Management, and Market & Customer Research, for this $10 billion
specialty retailer. Report to the Chairman/CEO.
1994 - 1996 Cardinal Health, Inc. Dublin, Ohio EVP, Marketing
Senior Marketing executive for this $10 billion pharmaceutical wholesaler responsible with P & L responsibility for $400 million National PharmPak Services. Report to President/COO.
1981 - 1994 McKinsey & Company, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio Principal
Elected to Partnership in December 1987. Responsible for client development and leadership of world-wide client engagement teams in the areas of business strategy, marketing strategy, organization and operations. Co-Leader of Firm’s Marketing Practice. Founded and provided worldwide leadership for Customer Service and Satisfaction Practice.
1977 - 1979 Jewel Companies, Inc. Chicago, Illinois Economic & Financial Analyst
Staff to Office of the Chairman.
1979 - 1981 M.B.A. - Harvard University Graduate School of Business Boston, Massachusetts
First- and Second-Year Honors, Baker Scholar
1973 - 1977 A.B. - Grinnell College Grinnell, Iowa
Major in History and Economics with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Mortarboard, and Friars academic honorary societies