Lean Catalyst: A Lean-Focused Interview Series (Dan Daniel, Executive Advisor, KKR)

Lean Catalyst: A Lean-Focused Interview Series (Dan Daniel, Executive Advisor, KKR)



This month’s featured guest on “Lean Catalyst” is: Dan Daniel, Executive Advisor, KKR Private Equity and former Executive Vice President, Danaher Corporation.

In this dynamic, one-hour interview series, we will bring together like-minded CEOs who have successfully embraced Lean thinking to drive exceptional results. Through captivating conversations, we delve into their remarkable achievements, uncovering the strategies, insights, and practical wisdom that have propelled their organizations forward. Each series features an in-depth interview with a distinguished CEO who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in leveraging Lean principles. It’s a great opportunity for sharing experiences, strategies, and valuable knowledge that others can apply to their own leadership journeys.

Mr. Daniel has three decades of experience leading Industrial and Healthcare companies globally. Prior to KKR, he served as an Executive Vice President at Danaher from 2008 through March 2020. During his 14 years as an Executive Officer at Danaher, Mr. Daniel directly managed Danaher’s Industrial Technologies, Life Sciences, Diagnostics, and Dental segments until his retirement from Danaher in March 2020. In addition to these responsibilities, Mr. Daniel had an instrumental role in evolving the company’s culture, Danaher Business System, as well as serving as the executive sponsor of Danaher’s Diversity & Inclusion Council. Dan has an MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University.

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