CHRO & SVP, HR, Day & Zimmermann
Daniel Ross is the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Day & Zimmermann, a century-old, family-owned company, with $2.7 billion USD in revenue, specializing in construction & engineering, operations & maintenance, staffing, security and defense for leading corporations and governments around the world. Mr. Ross oversees all of human resources for the D&Z enterprise including talent management, talent acquisition, compensation, diversity & inclusion, labor strategy and organizational development.
During his 16 years with the company, Dan has progressed through a series of roles in multiple business units that have provided him with a unique perspective on the company, its operations and strategy. He first joined Day & Zimmermann as a college intern, rejoining in 2008 as the Director of Talent Acquisition, where he led the Company’s recruiting organization. From there, he held increasingly responsible roles in Human Resources in Yoh, Corporate and MC (then called ECM), where he spent four years as Vice President, Human Resources. In this role, he supported a business with 900+ staff employees and 15,000-20,000 Union and Non-union craft employees.
Since 2019 to 2022, Mr. Ross held the role of Vice President, Corporate Development, facilitating the Company’s strategic planning process and leading its mergers and acquisition activities, including the acquisition of two Projects & Construction organizations, one that expanded our Maintenance and Construction division into Canada. As a corporate development leader, Dan reported directly to the CEO and worked with business leaders across the enterprise to help them achieve long-term, profitable growth by supporting and leading initiatives relating to corporate strategy, acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and other special projects.
He is a member of the D&Z Leadership Council, which makes decisions regarding overall Company strategy and policy. He also led the COVID-19 response team, where his efforts were instrumental keeping Day & Zimmermann’s 40,000+ employees safe during an unprecedented global event. His collaborative style and strong business acumen have served him well and he brings this experience from across the business. Dan continues to move D&Z HR strategies, policies, processes and cultural initiatives forward.
Mr. Ross received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University. In addition, he is a graduate of the Wharton General Management Program.