Daniel leads Parker Executive Search's Sports practice.

As Vice President & Managing Director, Daniel is responsible for Business Development and Candidate Development. Since joining the firm, Daniel has continued to build upon Parker Executive Search’s reputation of providing superior service to its clients in the identification and recruitment of outstanding professionals for senior executive positions, with an emphasis on strengthening the workplace through intentional and inclusive recruitment efforts and strategies.  During his tenure, Daniel has led over 200 collegiate athletic director searches, basketball, baseball, and football head coach searches, conference commissioner searches and searches for the USOC and other professional sports organizations. Under his leadership, the Sports practice has maintained its position as one of the leading executive search and consulting firms in the space.

Before joining Parker Executive Search, Daniel spent 10 years in the Sales and Marketing division for Nissan North America in California, Florida, and South Carolina before moving to Atlanta in 2009.  Along with his extensive sales and marketing experience, Daniel also spent time working in automotive finance for Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation. Daniel’s responsibilities included retail financial products, automotive floor plans, and dealership mortgages. 

In addition to his duties at Parker Executive Search, Daniel has been a speaker at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Conferences, the Black Coaches Association Conference, Villa 7 Center for Leadership, National Association of Collegiate Women’s Administrators Convention and the Collegiate Athletic Leadership Symposium. 

Daniel graduated from The Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia, earning a BBA with an emphasis in Marketing.  Daniel also earned his MBA from The Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia.

Daniel and his wife Callie have three daughters: Caroline, Molly and Olivia. 


Daniel Parker

Vice President & Managing Director, Sports
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