About Fairwinds Recruiting

Dan Counts – President & Founder

Dan Counts Founder Fairwinds Recruiting

A native of California, Dan has successfully worked with a wide range of companies, from startups to multi-billion dollar companies.  With two decades of experience in the Information Technology industry as a software developer and sales account executive, he works with both software and consulting companies, nationwide.  Dan started his career as consultant for a consultancy in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  After a number of successful years as a software developer, he moved into software sales for a company in Austin, Texas.   He was later recruited to expand the consulting practices of Daman Consulting, Inc. – a firm that provided clients with data migration, data movement, and data warehousing services to Fortune 500 companies.

After building the practice and an extensive client list for the company, the call to the ocean was too great to ignore, so he moved back to California upon accepting a position with a software company.  After the “dot.com” crash in 2000, Dan started as an independent consultant to Fortune 2000 companies, providing software evaluation services and advice for clients seeking to implement best practices for Enterprise Performance Management.

His recruiting practice focuses on providing services for Data Science, EPM Software companies, EPM Consulting / Implementation Firms, and Hyperion Consultant Jobs with expertise in implementing Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Hyperion Essbase, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Hyperion Data Relationship Manager (DRM) and other Cloud products such as Oracle BPCS, Host Analytics, Adaptive Planning, and OneStream Software.  Starting in 2010 he began expanding his practice to include servicing the needs of  Cyber Risk Security Consultant Jobs and Information Risk Security Consultant Jobs  for consulting firms which specialize in providing Corporate Risk Security, IT Systems Auditing, Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC), as well as ERP Access Controls for enterprise applications such as SAP, Oracle and PeopleSoft.

Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Information Systems from South West Texas State University. Residing in Monterey, CA near Silicon Valley, he works with boutique firms to large companies nationwide. In his free time he enjoys sailing, hiking/walking, woodworking, and most recently home coffee roasting.


Contact Fairwinds Recruiting

1780 Prescott Ave.

Monterey, CA 93940