Dan Gould

Managing Director

Dan Gould is a Managing Director in the Advisory Practice at Messina Group, working with Messina’s Private Equity and Mid-Market clients. He holds over 30 years of experience across financial, technological, and operational domains. His extensive background spans executive leadership, board oversight, mergers and acquisitions, and successful business growth. 

Dan’s expertise in financial management, technology implementation, and operational optimization makes him a sought-after C-suite advisor across diverse sectors such as finance, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, and industrial services. In addition, he has directed hundreds of millions of investment dollars and lending transactions within these industry sectors, leveraging his comprehensive understanding of enterprise value. 

As a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), Dan brings a structured approach and methodology aimed at accelerating enterprise value, particularly catering to the unique needs of private equity and the middle market.  

Dan received a B.S. in Finance from Truman State University and earned his Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. 


  • Private Equity / Investment Banking 
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences 
  • Financial 
  • Professional Services 
  • Manufacturing & Distribution 
  • Industrial Services 
  • Technology, Media, & Telecommunications 


  • M&A Planning, Due Diligence & Integration 
  • Digital Transformation 
  • Business Valuation 
  • Deal Capitalization & Structuring  
  • ERP Advisory / Back Office Process Improvement 
  • PMO / CMO Advisory & Implementation 
  • Exit Readiness, Planning, & Execution 
  • Fractional C-suite