Dana Ardi
Strategic Partner & Executive Coach

Dr. Dana Beth Ardi is a thought leader and expert in the fields of executive search, talent management, and organizational design. As an innovator in the human capital movement, Dana creates enhanced value in companies by matching the most sought-after talent with the best opportunities. She coaches boards and investors on the art and science of building high-caliber management teams. Dana provides them with the necessary skills to seek out and attract top-level management, design the ideal organizational architectures, and deploy people against strategy. Dana served as a Partner/Managing Director at the private equity firms CCMP Capital and JPMorgan Partners. She was a partner at Flatiron Partners, a venture capital firm working with early-stage companies where she pioneered the human capital role within an investment portfolio. Before joining the Flatiron Partners team, Dr. Ardi served as co-chair of Global Communications, Entertainment, and Technology Practice of TMP Worldwide. From her work with dozens of companies, on hundreds of searches, involving thousands of candidates, Dr. Ardi has acquired an in-depth knowledge not only of the leading companies and executives but of industries, the importance of organizations on which they depend and the most promising future business opportunities where people are the strategy. Dana holds a BS from the State University of New York at Buffalo as well as an MS and Ph.D. from Boston College.