Daniel and his wife live in suburban New York City and have three children. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FW Cook & Co., which provides consulting services to corporate boards in the areas of executive compensation, human resources strategy and corporate governance. 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, U.S. Civil War postal history, U.S. free franks, and early inland waterway covers. He maintains specialist collections of the U.S. 1847 issue, the U.S. 1930 Graf Zeppelin issue and several other 20th century U.S. issues. Dan is an avid exhibitor and has formed multiple award winning 8-frame and single-frame displays. He is a member of the American Philatelic Society, the U.S. Philatelic Classics Society, the Civil War Philatelic Society, the United States Stamp Society, the Club de Monte Carlo, the Philatelic Specialists Society of Canada, and several other specialist societies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of London, a governor of the Collectors Club in New York City, and a member of the Council of Philatelists at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum. Dan served for many years as the Treasurer of the Philatelic Foundation and has served as the Chair of the Foundation’s Overturns Committee since its formation.