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Danielle Mairs Joins Allen Austin as Managing Partner

May 4, 2020


Sade Jackson

(Houston, TX) – Monday, May 4, 2020 – Allen Austin, a global retained executive search and leadership advisory firm, is pleased to announce Danielle Mairs has joined the firm as Managing Partner.

“Danielle brings a unique combination of leadership and executive coaching, peak performance culture shaping, sales & marketing and entrepreneurship to the firm,” says Rob Andrews, Chairman and CEO of Allen Austin. “She has great passion for our Total Performance Leadership™ architecture, and serves as board director and membership co-chair for Conscious Capitalism.”

In her new role, Danielle will head the firm’s Leadership Advisory practice and her responsibilities will include client delivery, talent acquisition, and strategic partnerships. Danielle was drawn to Allen Austin because of the firm’s groundbreaking Total Performance Leadership™ architecture and its close alignment with the four pillars of Conscious Capitalism: higher purpose, stakeholder orientation, conscious culture, and conscious leadership. Danielle is a key member of Allen Austin’s leadership team where she assists in the strategic direction and tactical plans of the firm.

Danielle brings a unique combination of dynamic leadership, passion for helping others, and entrepreneurship to Allen Austin. She has 15+ years’ experience enhancing profitability and driving bottom-line results through comprehensive strategies, sales optimization, and innovative marketing. Danielle also has extensive experience with boards of directors and creating partnerships with CBS, ESPN, FOX, Taste of the NFL, EA Sports, Big XII, Texas Rangers, The Marketing Arm, and PlainsCaptial.

Prior to joining Allen Austin, Danielle was a Program Leader and Executive Coach with Mark Kamin & Associates, an educational company devoted to organizational transformation and creating high performing cultures. While there she helped create an innovative service offering assessing extraordinary communication, impeccable integrity, and authentic leadership. She also helped individuals and companies identify and remove their barriers to peak performance, deliver better employee and customer engagement, and accelerate strategic value creation.

In addition to owning her own consulting company, Danielle spent over 12 years in the sports arena, most notably as Executive Director of the Davey O’Brien Foundation, home to the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. There she revitalized all aspects of the foundation and led a turnaround that drove nearly $3 million in incremental revenue and grew net assets by 370%. During her tenure, she was elected President of the National College Football Awards Association. Additional experience includes Positive Coaching Alliance, ESPN, AmeriCredit, and Bank One.

Danielle received dual bachelor’s degrees in finance and management from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. She has completed extensive training in communication, team management, and leadership through Landmark Worldwide. Danielle sits on the board of the Dallas chapter of Conscious Capitalism where she serves as membership co-chair. She is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and has her Advanced Open Water PADI scuba diving certification. Danielle is a foodie and lily lover who enjoys traveling, hiking, and scuba diving with her husband, Scott.

About Allen Austin

Allen Austin is a global management consulting firm specializing in retained search and leadership advisory. In an industry that hasn’t innovated in over 100 years, Allen Austin delivers solutions based on its own study and architecture around Total Performance Leadership™ (TPL): The Nine Disciplines that enable organizations to reach their highest potential, engage their workforces and deliver unprecedented shareholder returns. The Allen Austin Foresight™ search process, which is TPL Discipline #3, delivers exceptionally well-aligned A-Players that stick, perform, and deliver exceptional results. For more information, please see


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