Our Story

For over 35 years, DANA has been dedicated exclusively to curating top sales talent and building cohesive teams for small and medium-sized businesses. We provide the expertise and bench strength to find and place sales professionals to power growth. Our success has been built on an unparalleled commitment to excellence and an immersive, field-tested methodology that predicts the best outcome for candidates and clients. We uncover new insights, capture subtleties, and go beyond the job specifications to deliver the best match for each placement. At DANA, we strive every day to elevate recruiting to produce game-changing results.

Core Values

Our values shape who we are and how we behave. We live by these every day. A passion for people. We put people first because we believe there is no other way to build and nurture relationships and earn your trust. Listening and communicating. We believe listening is essential to having authentic conversations and guides our every move. Integrity. We are honest and transparent and respect confidentiality because our clients and candidates should expect nothing less. Delivering excellence. When we are at our best we deliver results that change the trajectory of companies and the career paths of sales professionals. If we do not have an impact we are not doing our jobs.


Denise Grant Denise Grant President

Denise Grant brings over 25 years’ experience in executive sales recruitment and has distinguished DANA as Boston’s leader. She has earned a stellar reputation as the go-to expert for top performing sales professionals, having built sales teams for pioneering start-ups to global powerhouses. As a thought leader in the field, Denise is frequently called upon for her perspective.

Earning the confidence and trust of clients and candidates across industries, Denise’s unique blend of business savvy and psychological insights translate to consistently outstanding results. Over her tenure, she has developed and refined an immersive and holistic process to evaluate top sales candidates and successfully align them with companies where they can thrive.

“A very motivating and effective executive,” “an intuitive and caring person,” “a social anthropologist” are just a few ways clients and candidates describe Denise. With a send-out to hire ratio of 3:1, Denise is a performance-driven executive with heart. Her long-standing relationships, enviable referral pipeline, and a client renewal rate exceeding 90% are testament to her passion for people and the business she has grown.

Denise graduated from Syracuse University with a BA in Literature, and when she is not deeply engaged in headhunting, she can be found pursuing any one of her interests, including collecting contemporary art, photography, traveling, listening to music, or playing tennis.

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