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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 survive a toxic workplace culture


There are a number of smart moves people can make to hold up while planning an exit strategy.

Execution and productivity are linked. Here’s how to improve both


When people compare successful businesses with those that aren’t, the differentiator is often the ability of the company to execute. Can leaders and their teams complete tasks and follow through on their plans?

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.

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