Daniel A. Abut / Board of Directors, Vice President

“The only way to do great work, and be satisfied with your job, is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs


Daniel Abut considers himself extremely fortunate, because three of the best firms in the banking business (JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Citi) gave him the opportunity of a long and rewarding career doing something that, over the years, he became quite passionate about: analyzing banks, dissecting their financials, assessing their valuation, interviewing their managements, writing about their tactical and strategic plans, reporting on their successes (and also their failures), and sharing his views with bank investors all over the world.


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After 25 successful years as a sell-side senior bank analyst, in April 2016, Daniel recognized that the passion was no longer there, and left Wall Street in search of new challenges. He now divides his time between teaching, consulting, and non-profits, and is honored to have joined Hearts of Hope's Board, where he seeks to pay forward all the support, love, encouragement, hope, and help that he and his family received from Hearts of Hope as an organization (and Judy Pedersen personally) when his son (Santi) unexpectedly passed in 2008.


Daniel earned a BA in Accounting from Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. He lives in Summit, New Jersey with his wife and two daughters.


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