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David Partain

SVP Head of Brand Activation and AdministrationFlexShares Exchange Traded Funds

Chicago, IL

Member Since June 2021




David Partain is SVP Head of Brand Activation and Administration at Northern Trust. 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.

Published content

How to optimize your email marketing strategy for maximum engagement and conversions


Optimizing an email marketing strategy can help a business deliver messages to the right people at the right time.

Tangible ways to infuse work-life balance into your team


To make work-life balance more tangible, organizations must consider the course correction of expectations, the need to identify distress, and the demand for good modeling and prioritization.

Employee engagement is the most important metric you're not measuring


Tracking employee engagement well isn’t the norm, but doing it can help leaders improve a full range of business outcomes.

7 tips to inform and drive business with podcasts


Businesses can tap in to educate people and open up new sales potential by creating and distributing the podcast strategically.

Four ways to bridge an international gap during remote work


To keep your company unified and successful around the globe, it's important to face international remote work hurdles head-on.

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.

Company details

FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds

Company bio

Northern Trust is one of the world’s leading investment firms and a premier index manager. 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.


Corporate leadership

Area of focus

Exchange Traded Funds

Company size

10,001 plus