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


March 20th, 2023

Empower your marketing team through marketing analytics that matter

This new wealth of info means you can tap into insights you otherwise might not have considered, but in my experience, extracting real value from it only happens when you manage your marketing analytics well.

February 2nd, 2023

Three things to cover in your annual marketing plan meetings

Your budget and metrics can help you develop initiatives based on both current and future perspectives.

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.


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