General counsel, chief compliance officers, heads of audit and chief risk officers face a mounting set of challenges daily. Dan Currell, executive director at CEB, spends his days helping legal and risk executives navigate these challenges.
CEB’s position at the center of a network of over a thousand senior risk executives has provided Dan with a bird’s-eye view into the challenges and successes of the world’s best companies. Since 1999, he has worked with CEB member companies to identify and solve their most pressing risk management concerns.
Dan’s focus is on developing and presenting research related to risk management, governance, enterprise risk management, compliance and legal department management. He speaks at CEB-sponsored events and works directly with the management teams of CEB member companies. Over the last decade, he has presented research to more than 500 executive and board audiences in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Australia.
Dan received his law degree from the University of Chicago and his B.A. in Religion from Gustavus Adolphus College. He practiced commercial litigation before coming to CEB in 1999 to work in the human resources practice, working on questions of employee productivity and leadership development before joining the Legal, Risk and Compliance practice in 2002.
Dan grew up in Toronto, Minneapolis and Chicago; not surprisingly, he wanted to be a professional hockey player. His summers were spent racing bicycles, and while his goalie pads have collected dust since college, he has continued to race at an elite level. Training while travelling is a bit of a challenge, but he notes, being able to cycle and enjoy the scenery in countries all over the world is a huge reward.