CEO and Head of Client Advisory Services
Daniel is a senior financial advisory and former investment banking executive who possesses more than 25 years of experience in the infrastructure, energy & utilities and oil & gas sectors. Throughout his career, he has provided investment banking and advisory services to companies, investors, governmental entities and lenders on more than 250 transactions, totaling over $35 billion.
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Based in Vienna, Austria, Daniel is the owner and CEO and is responsible for the delivery of all DCS client services, globally. While at DCS, Daniel has recently served as an advisor to clients including the International Atomic Energy Agency ("IAEA") (nuclear new build, risk allocation, financial modeling, workshops, training and advisory services); European Commission (CINEA Innovation Fund expert evaluator); World Bank Group and International Finance Corporation (transactional advisory services in power, transport, education and social infrastructure sectors in Europe, Central Asia and Africa); Bangladesh PPP Authority (mandated multi-sectoral PPP advisory pool); K.A. CARE (Saudi Arabia nuclear energy program: development of bid evaluation model, data book and user manual, training and capacity building); USAID; AECOM and DT Global (power generation, financial modeling, capacity building and strategic advisory services in SE Europe); STRABAG (tollways in SE Europe); AGIAS Advisory and Global Venture Consulting (Mining and Extractives, financial modeling in Central Asia) and others. In addition to his leadership role at DCS, Daniel is also currently serving as the Chairman of the International Bank for Nuclear Infrastructure - Implementation Organization Strategic Advisory Group (IBNI-IO SAG) and is an affiliate of Washington D.C.-based Nuclear Economics Consulting Group (NECG).
Prior to founding DCS, from 2012 - 2015, Daniel formed and led the Infrastructure Advisory Group within the Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) division of Raiffeisen Bank International AG (“RBI”) in Vienna, Austria, where he has led numerous high-profile infrastructure, power and utilities and oil and gas transactions in the Eastern European markets covered by Raiffeisen. While at RBI, Daniel advised clients including Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund; Republic of Kosovo; Aeroportos de Paris (AdP); Congaz; Turkish Privatization Authority; Amic Energy; Stream Oil and Gas; and, Manas Petroleum in sectors including motorways, airports, gas transmission and distribution, power generation and distribution, and oil and gas (upstream and downstream).
Prior to moving to Vienna in 2012, Daniel served as the co-head of the U.S. Infrastructure Advisory Group within Bank of America Merrill Lynch (formerly, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith Inc.) ("BAML") in Chicago, USA, where he provided investment banking and advisory services to both private developers, concessionaire companies, governments and governmental agencies pursuing large scale infrastructure projects in the transport and social infrastructure sectors. While at at BAML, Daniel advised clients including: Macquarie, Fluor, Balfour Beatty, Ferrovial, Cintra, Itinere, Sacyr, Pittsburgh Airport, Cubic Transportation Systems, John Laing, Babcock & Brown, Bilfinger Berger, PCL, Archer Western, and Forest City Enterprises in sectors including motorways, rail, airports, parking, education, payment systems, water and wastewater and social infrastructure.
Before working for BAML, Daniel was employed from 1997 until 2011 as an investment banker and financial advisor in the U.S. public finance sector, focused on transportation and social infrastructure segments. During this time he worked for regional firms including George K. Baum & Co. (Denver), Piper Jaffray Inc. (Minneapolis, Denver & Phoenix) and Springsted Inc. (St. Paul).
Daniel holds a BSc in Mathematical Economics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (USA) and has also completed two years of studies toward a Ph.D in Statistics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (USA)