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Daniel Esch

Daniel Esch

Senior Vice President,
Financial Advisor

  • Dyersville, IA
  • Any Malcom Gladwell book and It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Jesus Christ, Steve Jobs, and Ronald Reagan
  • When you point your finger, there are three pointing back at you.
  • Integrity, loyalty, and accountability

Financial Advisors

Dan is a senior vice president and institutional advisor focused on retirement plan advisory services.

Dan joined CAPTRUST in 2014 as senior vice president, 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.


  • Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa

Awards & Recognition

  • Barron’s Top 50 Institutional Consultants | 2018, 2019, and 2020 (Team Esch)
  • NAPA Top DC Advisor Teams | 2019 (CAPTRUST Minneapolis)
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