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Dan Barnett

Advisor to Board of Directors | CEO/Owner, The Primavera Company

Dan Barnett


A recognized expert on business, Barnett has appeared regularly on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal to speak on CEO confidence and leadership. Presented the “Speaker Lifetime Achievement award” by Vistage International, “U.S. Speaker of the Year” by TEC Canada, “Overseas Speaker of the Year” by TEC Australia, The Vistage Top Performer Award, Vistage International’s “Fast Track” speaker of the year, the Chair Excellence award and recipient of the coveted “1,000 Club” award, Barnett is an internationally recognized consultant and speaker whose leadership concepts – “Make or Break Execution®: the core of success” and “Make or Break CultureTM : exceptional results through people” has helped thousands of companies throughout the world.

Dan Barnett has headed companies for some of the world’s leading corporations including Nestlé, Pillsbury, Weyerhaeuser, and Constellation Brands as well as running smaller private companies. He was COO of Vistage International for 7 years and is currently the CEO and owner of The Primavera Company, a private equity company focused on real estate, regional banks and restaurants. Dan has a global consulting and speaking business.

Barnett serves on the board of The Ziegenfelder Company, the maker of Twin Pop icepops. He is the former Chair of the DRI Foundation, a global leader in environmental research and part of the Nevada System of Higher Education and served from 2008 to 2018 on the board of Trendsource, a leader in business intelligence. Dan earned his B.S. from the University of Nevada and his MBA from the University of Maryland.