David Partain

Member Since 2021

David Partain


FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds

Chicago Area

David Partain is SVP of Northern Trust and CMO of their subsidiary, FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds. He has over 15 years of marketing, sales, and finance expertise and was named one of the “20 Rising Stars in Finance” by the Gramercy Institute.


  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Finance


November 4th, 2022

Mid-year versus end-of-year reviews: Why we need both

Using both a mid-year and end-of-year review ensures that your reflection and goal setting is both collaborative and balanced.

July 14th, 2022

Don’t let culture happen. Be deliberate with your values

If you want to build a culture where your employees live out what you believe is important and advocate for those beliefs in and outside of the business, then you need to implement your values into everyday work and processes deliberately.

April 29th, 2022

The ideal way for marketing and sales to work together

Your sales and marketing departments support each other in the customer journey, which revolves around building and capitalizing on trust.

March 25th, 2022

What you need to know about launching a product in Europe

Some elements of business will apply regardless of where you are in the global market.


FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds

FlexShares are sponsored and managed by Northern Trust, one of the world’s leading investment firms and a premier index manager. FlexShares leverages this global expertise in asset allocation, portfolio construction and risk management. Our investment solutions framework focuses on the fundamental investor needs of growing assets, managing risk, providing liquidity and generating income. Our principled focus on long-term investor needs serves as a solid foundation for the portfolio construction process. By using FlexShares, investors gain all the traditional benefits of ETFs: transparency, flexibility, tax efficiency and generally lower costs than mutual funds. But they also can take advantage of “flexible indexing,” our proprietary approach to delivering index solutions. Flexible Indexing is a comprehensive approach that spans the entire process, from index concept, design, construction and development to the fund’s ongoing management. Important information can be found at https://www.flexshares.com/socialmedia


  • Exchange Traded Funds


Corporate leadership