Mr. Cox is a partner of NxtStar Ventures, LLC. His main focus is general management and he is deeply experienced in all aspects of employee benefit and human resources consulting. He also has a background in the operational aspects of the life insurance business.
Mr. Cox was hired by Aon Corporation in 1986 to build a consulting business. Under his leadership, Aon built a $750 million human resource consulting firm, with over 5,700 employees in 18 countries.
While at Aon, Dan also served as Chairman of a number of its life operations, including Life Insurance Company of Virginia and Union Fidelity Life Insurance Company. Both of these operations achieved substantially improved results during Dan's tenure.
Dan served as an Executive Vice President of Aon Corporation from 1991 to 2000, with various Corporate responsibilities including Information Technology, Human Resources, Corporate Benefits, and Aon University.
Prior to joining Aon, Dan was Managing Director of William M. Mercer-Meidinger. During his 11 year association with Mercer, he served as area head for the Chicago-Milwaukee area; area head for the Southeast area; and office head for the Nashville office. He also was lead consultant to some of Mercer's more important clients and was recognized as an expert on funding non-qualified benefits through corporate owned life insurance.
Dan received a BA in economics with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was president of Phi Beta Kappa. Upon graduation, he was named a Corning Glass Traveling Fellow. He also received an MA in Economics from Vanderbilt University.
Dan is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He is a Director of The Children's Memorial Hospital and a member of the Board of Visitors of the Kenan-Flagler Business School.