“Understand your clients need, then work hard to solve their problem. Be thoughtful while communicating openly along the way.”

  • mail
  • linkedin
  • pdf

PHONE: 312-957-4147


Dan Kepler is a Partner in the Chicago office where he primarily serves industrial and technology clients. Dan joined Chartwell from Heidrick & Struggles. Previously, Dan spent 10 years with Russell Reynolds Associates, where he ran their North America Automotive Practice.

Dan recruits senior executives for both private and publicly-traded companies. Though Dan does a great deal of his work in automotive, more recently he has been working with a breath of clients that include, food, consumer durables, as well as and impact, green, or mission based companies. Nearly all Dan’s work focuses on transformational change.

Prior to his career in executive search, Dan was with AT&T and MCI Telecommunications. In his early career, Dan was an options trader on The Chicago Board Options Exchange and The Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Dan earned his BA in Economics Management from Ohio Wesleyan University and MBA from DePaul University.