A Team Of Professionals
Founder and Managing Partner
Daniel is a financial executive with a strong tradition of accomplishment in financial leadership.
Daniel began his career as the CFO of a small company in Columbus Ohio, turning around breakeven performance and transforming the company into a very profitable enterprise while simultaneously earning his MBA. He later moved to Michigan and rose through the ranks at Ford Motor Company establishing an intellectual property company for Visteon during their spin-off, restructuring their $150M advanced engineering group and overseeing the financial reporting and product strategy of Visteon’s $4.3B chassis division.
Later, Daniel headed up corporate development for a privately held logistics company ran an IPO process, finally merging with a Trucking company to achieve their go-public directive. He completed several more acquisitions, the largest being a $123 million transaction in.
In his career he has bought, restructured or sold over 40 companies including seven years at a prominent consulting firm. He has worked with manufacturing and service companies in several industries including aerospace, automotive, energy and real estate. Daniel founded Black River in 2010 and currently consults for public and privately-held companies on long-term strategy, growth initiatives, mergers and acquisitions and divestitures.
Daniel earned his BBA in Finance from Cleveland State University and later his MBA at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. Among his many interests, he is a private pilot, sailor, avid scuba diver and Governing Member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Cathryn is a hands on transformational leader focused on developing leadership through effective coaching.
Cathryn’s exceptional coaching skills enable her to effectively orchestrate teams to optimize performance. She combines over two decades of public sector and charitable leadership prior to her work with Black River.
Cathryn began her career as a leader and secondary school principal in marquee destination school districts in the Metro Detroit area, and led organizations with 150 daily direct reports through complex change in a financially challenging environment. An expert in organizational development, she has directed the training and development of tens of thousands of students and hundreds of staff members, with schools she has led recognized on state and national levels.
Cathryn is proudest of her work ethic, customer service orientation, and her ability to forge solid partnerships in pursuit of complex goals. She graduated with a BME and MM from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and with an Ed.S. and Ph.D. in leadership from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She is a devoted athlete having run several marathons including Boston and NY, is a classically trained tubist and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
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