Daniel Kaplan

Managing Partner, Global Head of Human Resources Practice

New York Office
Phone: +1 212-588-3536

Dan is a Managing Partner in the New York Office of CTPartners and a member of the Firm's Executive Committee.  Dan leads the firm’s Global Human Resources Practice and advises Boards and CEOs on assessing and acquiring world class HR leaders. In addition, Dan manages a diverse portfolio of the firm’s largest client relationships.  Dan is the driving force behind the creation of the CTPartners Board of Directors Human Capital Institute.

Dan has completed numerous high-profile assignments for Heads of HR across the globe. Frequently sought after for his insight into Talent issues, Dan has contributed to several articles for leading newspapers and human capital magazines and has served on and moderated some of the industry’s most important conference panels. Prior to assuming his current role, Dan helped lead the Firm’s Global Private Equity Practice.

In 2008, Dan was named to BusinessWeek's list of the World’s 50 Most Influential Headhunters. In addition to his search leadership responsibilities, for 5 years, Dan represented the firm on the Board of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Dan was one of 30 global participants in the World Economic Forum’s Talent Mobility Summit.

Prior to joining CTPartners, Dan was a senior partner at another major search firm. In addition to a successful search career, Dan spent time in corporate HR as Director of Recruiting at Fannie Mae, and as Recruiting Executive with Sapient Corporation.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Dan is active in fundraising for several non-profits including Alex’s Lemonade Stand and the Manhattan Society. He is also a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Business Advisory Council. An avid runner, Dan is perpetually training for his first Marathon.



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Market Sectors

Human Resources
   Chief HR Officer
   Chief Talent Officer
Private Equity
Corporate Officers & Board


The Role of the CHRO 
The Board and the CHRO 


In the News

The End of Human Resources as We Know It  Human Resource Executive Online, Oct 2011
The Changing Role of the Recruiter  ere.net,  May 2011
How to prepare for the upturn  Training Zone, Oct 2009
Preparing for the upturn  ExecDigital, Sept 2009
Why Human Resources Talent Belongs on the Board  The Corporate Board, July/Aug 2009
Growing a Different Kind of Investment  Private Equity Central.net, Feb 2009
World's Most Influential HeadhuntersProfile BusinessWeek, Dec 2008