Daniel Esch

Senior Vice President,
Financial Advisor

Education & Other Highlights

Dan Esch is an institutional retirement plan advisor based in Minneapolis, MN.

Dan joined CAPTRUST in 2014 as senior vice president and financial advisor with the firm’s merger with DCAdvisors, and is responsible for providing retirement plan advisory services to corporate fiduciaries. Prior to the merger, Dan served as managing director of DCAdvisors where he oversaw all consulting efforts of the firm. Previous to his founding of DCAdvisors, Dan served as vice president and member of the board of directors for Wyatt Asset Services, and also as an institutional trust officer with Chicago Title and Trust Company. He is frequently quoted in industry publications, including Institutional InvestorPensions & Investments, and PLANSPONSOR magazine, and has served in the industry since 1985.


  • University of Iowa

Awards & Recognition

  • PLANADVISER Top Retirement Plan Advisers | 2022and 2023
  • Barron’s Top Institutional Consultants | 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 (Team Esch)
  • NAPA Top DC Advisor Teams | 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 (CAPTRUST Minneapolis)


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