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Schaffer Associates Adds Industry Veteran Dan Burns to Roster

Schaffer Associates Adds Industry Veteran Dan Burns to Roster

Charlotte, NC – In its second major addition in recent weeks, the management consulting and executive search firm Schaffer Associates announced today that Dan Burns has joined the company as an Account Executive.  The firm, which specializes in the hardware, home improvement and building materials industry, brings Burns into an organization that already boasts of one of the most experienced teams in the marketplace.  Burns adds an impressive industry background to the firm, including notable experience with Makita, Marshalltown, Goldblatt and Great Star Industrial.

“Schaffer Associates is working hard to expand our already broad network across the industry, and Dan Burns is exactly the kind of asset to help us accomplish that goal,” said Jim Schaffer, Chairman & Founder of the company.  “He knows the industry, he knows the people, and he knows the products they sell.  We couldn’t be more excited about adding a veteran like Dan to our team.”

Burns comes to Schaffer Associates with decades of client development experience inside the industry.  During his time with Great Star Industrial, he served as the Goldblatt Product Manager, overseeing a major product line from design and production through distribution, sales, and marketing.  He previously served in a management level with Marshalltown Company, overseeing a national sales team and building a client network with dozens of industry retailers nationwide.  His work with Marshalltown was preceded by his time with Makita USA, where he first earned his industry credentials.

“I am eager to put my industry experience to work for Schaffer Associates,” Burns said.  “Their reputation in our corner of the economy is impeccable, and I’m hopeful that my network, skillset, and knowledge of the industry will help take this firm to an even higher level.”

Burns earned his M.B.A. from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI and his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL.  He and his wife live in Huntersville, NC.

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Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Schaffer Associates is a national management consulting firm specializing in executive search and organizational strategies for the hardware, home improvement, building materials, and consumer products industries. As the premier management consulting firm serving the industry, we help build organizations and leadership teams that foster corporate growth and success well into the future.

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