For more than 20 years, Dan Spiwack has partnered with top executives and leadership teams as they take on some of the largest and most complex challenges in the world of business. He specializes in supporting executives with their most critical objectives, such as designing and implementing new corporate strategy, leading the transformation of both organizational performance and sustainable capability development, as well as delivering major projects ahead of expectations in the face of all challenges. Dan has supported the delivery of these key results in companies around the world, from the largest global firms to highly specialized regional and local companies.
In his role as one of JMW’s Partners, Dan heads up the company’s Capital Projects practice, which has brought the firm’s leading-edge technology to more than 75 major projects over the years in a range of sectors—including oil and gas, mining, and economic infrastructure. This practice continues to develop and deliver a methodology that supports capital project teams in defying the odds—delivering those projects at or ahead of targets for cost, schedule, and quality.
In addition, Dan plays a lead role in designing JMW’s portfolio of signature leadership development methodologies. He has a depth of experience in helping clients bring these principles and practices to life through the facilitation of large-scale leadership development efforts, consulting with senior teams, and one-on-one executive coaching. At the core of this work is a fundamental trust of Dan that has deepened over time in his work alongside literally thousands of people in market-leading enterprises around the world.
In a past JMW role, Dan built and led a key JMW business unit in Canada, with an increasingly diverse portfolio of client companies and client objectives supported. Prior to that, Dan headed up a business unit dedicated to serving a major global client, focusing on multi-year transformation efforts across a wide variety of geographies and business lines. He also plays a lead role in developing talent at JMW. Dan’s clients have included companies such as BP, WorleyParsons, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Veresen, BHP Billiton, Finning International, Pembina Pipelines, Shionogi Pharmaceuticals, Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, Talisman Energy, and Perpetual Energy.
Dan holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Teachers College of Columbia University. He loves to play tennis, enjoys television and movie classics, and lives with his wife in Palm Beach County, Florida.