Our Team

Darien Group was founded in 2015 by Charlie Ittner to address what he perceived as a gap between the investment management industry and capable branding and communications service providers.

During his ten years working in-house in marketing and investor relations, Charlie experienced firsthand the difficulty of identifying talented marketing agencies that could capably speak the language and understand the dynamics of the financial services sector.

Charlie launched Darien Group and organically assembled a team to provide ever-higher levels of engagement with and solutions for clients in the private equity and real estate spaces. Today, we carry on this mission in hopes of making ever-greater impact on our clients’ ability to raise capital and succeed in all their business goals.

In their work with us, Charlie and the Darien Group team captured both the personality of our brand and key aspects of our investment model. They continue to be a valuable resource toward our communications programs.

CEO and Founding Partner | Paine Schwartz Partners

Our team

Charlie Ittner

Managing partner

Charlie Ittner founded Darien Group in 2015 in response to a lack of branding and communications service providers suitable for fund manager clients. He has built the firm to date with invaluable assistance from senior advisors from the creative services and finance industries.

Prior to founding Darien Group, Charlie Ittner worked as a Director at Platinum Equity for over eight years, serving as a chief lieutenant to the C-suite and co-managing the firm’s internal and external communications programs. He has consulted for U.S. and international private equity and real estate investment firms to advance their marketing functions. Charlie Ittner holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Olena Moiseeva

Head of design

Alex Moiseev

Head of Web Development

Maria Yakubynska

Senior graphic designer

Rayhan Chang

Account manager

Latest Blog Posts

December 28, 2018

INVESTOR PRESENTATION | Part II: It’s All in the Details

When meeting with investors, you most likely put on professional attire in an effort to put your best foot forward. So why shouldn’t your pitchbook do the same?

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December 18, 2018

INVESTOR PRESENTATION | Part I: Don’t Bury the Lead

The age-old expression in journalism, “don’t bury the lead”, is commonly used to emphasize the importance of leading with your main message first.

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October 22, 2018

Bringing the Experience Economy to Low-Engagement Industries

The individual consumer has grown accustomed to a service-based economy. From dentistry practices to car dealerships, traditionally low-engagement businesses are investing more and more in their customer service in order to differentiate themselves from their competitors.

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