Daniel Bryant is both the founder of Sheridan Road Financial and the Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, his primary responsibilities include developing and setting the vision for the firm and managing the regional offices in Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, Louisville, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville and Tampa. He also contributes to the firm’s marketing initiatives to attract new clients, advisors and team members.
A dynamic individual, Daniel is a financial industry thought-leader who can help his advisors build their practices to help increase the positive impact on their clients, community and family.
Daniel earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He began his career working in corporate finance for Sam Zell’s The Equity Group. He then transitioned into a successful investment banking career for leading firms, such as Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Robertson Stephens.
Daniel has two beautiful daughters, Ainsley and Lily. He enjoys exploring the diverse culture of the world through travel, food and meeting new people and learning about their lives. Daniel thrives on new experiences!
An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Daniel understands the value of giving back to his community. He is an active member and supporter of a variety of volunteer, philanthropic and arts-related organizations that he regards both personally and professionally.
Community and Professional Leadership Involvement
- A Better Chicago – a Board Member for the leading venture philanthropy fund focused on impactful educational initiatives in Chicago.
- The Art Institute of Chicago – School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) – Member of Board of Governors and Chairman of the Development for a top-ranking art university with more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
- Dartmouth College – District Enrollment Director for Admissions in Chicago and Co-Chair of the Windy City Forum
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