Dan Chang

Executive Senior Partner

Practice: Manufacturing
Location: Irvine, CA

Job-specific tasks are trainable, but true leadership must be earned, and today’s companies need management leaders who are able to inspire those around them while consistently delivering on corporate goals and objectives. As the Managing Partner for Lucas Group’s Manufacturing Practice Group, Daniel Chang skillfully assists his clients across the business spectrum to find, attract, and hire the transcendent professionals who deliver results.

Daniel worked six years for Lucas Group in their Military Transition Division, thoughtfully and successfully finding military veterans for West Coast companies and the overlap between the military and manufacturing is considerable. His experience with Fortune 100 to mid-sized companies translates perfectly into the manufacturing industry. Further, his relentless focus on outstanding customer service distinguishes him from the competition. From logistics and Six Sigma to manufacturing operations and senior management, Dan’s mission is to help his clients find intelligent, effective leadership and management teams that drive financial and operational success.

Daniel is committed to bringing great people to great companies. His insight into finding transcendent talent enables him to find people who will make a significant and positive impact for companies. Consultative in his approach to recruiting, Daniel thoughtfully serves his clients by studying their corporate goals, challenges and competitive landscape. Whether his clients need engineers, tradesmen, production specialists, or project managers, Daniel’s persistence and dedication to excellence is apparent in every opportunity.

Prior to joining Lucas Group in 2006, Daniel served as a successful outside sales leader in the scientific industry, honing his ability to connect clients with the resources to help them grow and expand their businesses.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, has pushed himself professionally and physically to become the very best at what he pursues. A collegiate All-American swimmer, Daniel continues to train regularly with U.S. Masters Swimming, a national organization that provides structured swimming workouts, competitions, clinics, and workshops. When on dry land, Daniel enjoys Tai Kwon Do and spending time with his wife and toddler son. Daniel is a graduate of the U.S Naval Academy and holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering.