Daniel lives with his wife and three children in suburban New York City and is president of Frederic W. Cook & Co., which provides consulting services to corporate boards in the areas of executive compensation and human resources strategy. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and holds an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. He also holds several professional designations related to executive compensation and employee benefits.
He has numerous collecting interests including US Classics on and off cover, Confederate States postal history, Civil War postal history and prisoner of war covers, free franks, carriers and local posts, and New York State postal history. Dan is a member of the American Philatelic Society, the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, the Confederate Stamp Alliance, the Carriers & Locals Society, the New York Collectors Club, and the United Stamps Stamp Society.