Dan Garretson is an Advisor at Elevation Gained Partners, where he works exclusively on private equity efforts with the firm’s general partners and limited partner investors on developing and delivering advanced analytics capabilities to optimize pre- and post-deal private equity investment activities.
Dan has an extensive career in strategy and operations in various industries, including technology and industrial sectors such as manufacturing, logistics and transportation. His primary focus is on data & analytics and digital strategy, two areas critical for effective due diligence and post-acquisition value creation. Having started his career at McKinsey & Company, Dan left to pursue senior positions at other top-tier outfits including Digitas, Forrester Research, The Corporate Executive Board and Hewlett Packard. He returned to McKinsey to drive engagement activities for the global Advanced Industries Sector (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive & Assembly, and Semiconductors) and the Transactions (M&A, Divestitures, and JVs) Service Line, leading a global analyst team. In addition to his private sector work, Dan has been a member of the founding team that launched STPI, a research center for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, under the Institute for Defense Analyses.
Dan holds a PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics from Harvard University and a BS degree in Physics from Caltech.