Dan Ellis brings over eight years of public accounting and consulting experience to Townsend Search Group. Dan consults with clients and candidates to understand and analyze each situation to build a meaningful, genuine, and long-term relationship.
Prior to joining Townsend Search Group, Dan was an Associate with Plante Moran, PLLC, a public accounting and business consulting firm. During his time with Plante Moran, Dan was a member of the Transaction Services Team where he specialized in performing financial due diligence services for proposed acquisitions by private equity funds, their portfolio companies, and middle-market strategic buyers.
Prior to joining Plante Moran, Dan was a Senior Associate with two regional public accounting firms, where he specialized in leading accounting and audit engagements focused on international middle-market, privately-held companies. His industry experience includes manufacturing and distribution, automotive suppliers, construction, and professional services.
Dan earned his BBA from Western Michigan University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is an avid endurance athlete, outdoor enthusiast, and enjoys spending his winters skiing with his wife.