Senior Director, Corporate Development
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
As Senior Director of the corporate development team, Dan Wesser is responsible for leading the identification, development, and execution of organizational transactions and new business ventures that drive's the organization's strategic objectives. Wesser has extensive background in investment diligence, market research, and financial valuation through his experience in the investment management industry. Prior to Blue Cross, Wesser was a sell-side research analyst at Piper Jaffray (now Piper Sandler Companies) where he conducted equity research on publicly traded companies in the consumer staples and retailing sectors. Prior to Piper Jaffray, Wesser was an equity analyst at Pine River Capital, providing investment recommendations for the firm’s long / short equity hedge fund. Wesser holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.