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Daniel A. Wegiel

Operating Partner

Dan joined Charlesbank’s Portfolio Resources Group in 2020 after seven years at Panera Bread, where he most recently served as Chief Growth & Strategy officer. In his new role, he will focus on growing equity value across the Charlesbank portfolio.

Dan began his career as a strategy consultant at Alliance Consulting Group. He joined Staples in 2001 and spent the next 13 years in a variety of roles, including merchandising, supply chain, retail operations and strategy.  While at Staples, he led the company’s retail turnaround strategy, launched the merchandising portfolio management and new business development functions, and led the company’s largest product portfolios.

In 2013, Dan joined Panera, where he launched and led the company’s primary drivers of growth in a portfolio of businesses.  He was also responsible for the company’s overall strategy and value creation plan, in addition to leading the core functions of marketing, digital and ecommerce, product development, category management and pricing.

Dan lives in Westborough, MA with his wife and two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys international travel, reading and spending time with his family.


Tufts University – BA in political science

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University – MALD in international business & Eurasian affairs