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Dan Hawkins

Founder & CEOSummit Leadership Partners

Charlotte, NC

Member Since June 2022


Growth Strategy and Execution
Executive Leadership


Dan is the CEO and Founder of Summit Leadership Partners. He advises Boards, CEO's, investors, and business leaders on strategy execution and value creation through leadership and organization performance. After a successful corporate career as CHRO with successful companies and businesses ranging from $1B to $20B in revenue, Dan founded Summit Leadership Partners to help growth-oriented companies and business leaders scale and improve performance. He brings 30+ years of proven success as Business Founder, Chief Human Resources Officer, Corporate Talent Officer, Global HR Vice President and other senior leadership roles with high performing global companies. Dan has deep expertise in leadership, strategy, assessment, executive and organization development. He is practical, insightful and focused on outcomes. Since forming Summit, Dan has advised numerous Boards, investors, CEO’s and senior leaders in a myriad of industries across the globe.

Published content

Should private equity be conducting an annual review for its Portco CEOs?


While private equity investors have long dodged annual CEO reviews, many are beginning to engage in the process.

The CEO’s key to high-performing teams: Get out of the middle


Three questions and a few things to consider to help CEOs get out of the middle and align their team during uncertain times.

Talent assessment must change in the era of the Great Resignation


The job market and employee expectations have never been more demanding, and recruiting efforts are responding by evolving how to source and attract great talent. But in order to succeed in the current talent marketplace, employers must update their approach to assessing talent.

Company details

Summit Leadership Partners

Company bio

Summit was originally founded in 2014 by Dan Hawkins, a global executive and former CHRO with a passion for advising growth-oriented companies and business leaders to scale and improve performance. Since then, we have attracted some of the finest talent and organizational performance experts in the industry and helped a wide range of businesses meet the demanding expectations of boards and investors.


Corporate leadership

Area of focus

Management Consulting
Human Resources
Professional Services

Company size

11 - 50