Daniel C. Stout
Daniel C. Stout is our colleague who most find difficult to get their "head around". Why? Dan has such a strong grasp on the ins-and-outs of the industry that, when he's in a delivery role, clients are shocked to learn that he also does business development with Meradia. Similarly, clients, whose relationships with Dan afford them the opportunity to benefit from his senior perspective and vision, are surprised to learn that he likes to roll up his sleeves, dig in and "get 'er done".
A self-described leader and entrepreneur, Dan prides himself on the breadth of his skills, knowledge and ability to drive results. Since joining Meradia in 2001, Dan has led business strategy, data analytics, reporting and system implementation initiatives for our clients; ranging from multi-billion dollar financial services organizations to emerging-growth companies. Dan helps establish Meradia's vision and strategy, develops client relationships and helps drive the company's efforts to accelerate growth.
Dan began his career as a research analyst and was co-founder of Olympus Research Partners, an independent investment boutique providing investment research and recommendations to institutional investors. As a research analyst, Dan attained strong financial, analytical, business and decision-making skills which he has been able to leverage throughout his career. Dan is especially skilled at determining meaning from masses of information then distilling it to discrete and actionable recommendations.
A former Division I athlete, Dan attended LaSalle University on an athletic scholarship and graduated, with honors, with a degree in Economics. While at LaSalle, Dan was two-time captain of the men's soccer team and honored as an Academic All-American. While unknown to most of his co-workers, Dan is also an accomplished juggler - able to keep four, five, even six balls in the air! We've seen him do it at the office, but only in the figurative sense.
When he's not hard at work, Dan is most likely to be found on the golf course, at a ball game or spending time with his wife, Nicole, and their three daughters.