Senior Advisor

Dan is based in Chicago and has deep banking expertise in the FinTech and Broker Dealer sectors.

Dan had 25 years of investment banking experience in financial and business services related to technology companies. He is currently the Managing Partner of DGZ Associates, which offers global investment banking, strategic advice, and consulting services to financial and business service industries and technology companies.

Previously, Dan was a senior investment banker with Merrill Lynch, Mesirow Financial, and Fox Pitt Kelton, which was sold to Macquarie Capital. He was responsible for many transactions and strategic efforts for a variety of private and public companies including several cross-border transactions. His particular focus with financial and business service firms has included numerous mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, private and public financings, as well as strategic advice for executives, boards, hedge funds, and private equity firms. He has also been active as an advisor to insurance companies, banks, consumer finance, asset managers, and transaction processing companies.

Early in his career, Dan started as a CPA at Peat Marwick and then a manager in Corporate Accounting for a Fortune 500 company.

Mr. Zircher holds a BS in accounting from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from DePaul University.