Keith Mann is a man of diverse talents that vary from a loyal member of the Animal Liberation Front to executive search director to author to philanthropist supporting the education of the younger generation; he does all with equal passion. Today, Keith Mann is an NYC entrepreneur who is leading the search industry.
According to Crunchbase, Keith Mann was born in Manchester England and grew up on his parent’s farm where he had many different types of animals. He obtained his business degree at the University of Nebraska where he met his wife.
Together they became involved in the Animal Rights Movement and took active positions against companies that used animals for testing human products. Mann demonstrated against an airport for transporting animals that were to be used in this manner.
In 2000, he lived in NYC and founded Dynamic Executive Search, DES, as CEO and daily manager. The firm focused on executive searches across NYC, but in 2002, he founded the Alternative Investment Practice directed towards hedge fund industry. It was a part of DES, which, in 2006, he increased to include the private equity industry as well. Mann also released his book on his experiences with animal liberation.
Hedge funds and private equities were growing, and soon Mann felt there was a need there for more services. He separated the alternative investments from the rest of the company and formed Dynamic Search Partners or DSP.
Today, in 2017, Keith Mann is acting CEO and manager of DSP, which has firms in Europe and Asia as well as the U.S. The agency supplies over 200 client mandates every year.
Keith Mann is passionate about the education of the next generation. As a growing NYC philanthropist, he has partnered with Uncommon Charter Schools for low-income students.
In 2013, he donated $10,000 to the Brooklyn school, and as Uncommon Schools opened a second school in Brooklyn, he and DSP businessman contributed $20,000 for the initial state exams and testing. In 2016, he and his wife founded a college scholarship fund for the Uncommon Schools in NYC.