D&A Fiduciary Management is a dba of D&A Management, Inc. which is a California corporation owned and managed by Daniel J. Ansel. Daniel is a California Licensed Professional Fiduciary and a National Certified Guardian. He earned his certificate in Professional Fiduciary Management for Trustees from California State University, Fullerton. He has served as a trustee of both living and irrevocable trusts for more than 7 years and in the capacity of agent under a durable power of attorney for both finances and health care for several years. He also serves as a successor trustee for elderly individuals who have no family members to designate who are either living or capable of serving as their successor trustee.
Daniel holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree in finance from the Carlson School of Management, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He has over 30 years of experience as an executive manager, entrepreneur and consultant. He has worked for both public and private companies (including his own); predominantly in the real estate development, assisted living (for individuals with dementia) and healthcare industries. He has served in the roles of CFO, COO, CEO and more recently Chief Restructuring Officer for financially distressed healthcare providers.
Earlier in his career, Daniel developed and operated several specialized assisted living facilities in which he cared for elderly individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia. That experience has given him a deep appreciation for the hardships families face, both personally and financially, in dealing with this debilitating disease. More recently, Daniel has worked as a bankruptcy turnaround expert managing multi-million dollar budgets and has helped companies to stabilize their finances and restructure their business operations, emerge from bankruptcy, and has adjudicated or settled and paid out more than $40 million in creditor claims over the course of his career. He is well respected for his integrity and ability to deal fairly and honestly with people.
Daniel is uniquely qualified to work with clients whose estates include a family owned business or other significant business or real estate investments. His administrative experience and attention to detail make him ideally suited to manage estates of all sizes and levels of complexity.