As VP, head of business development, at CNote, Danielle Burns is helping the women-led impact investment platform scale its advisory and institutional sales channels. Prior to CNote, Danielle served as the VP Sales & Marketing for First Affirmative Financial Network. There, she contributed to the growth of the firm’s core advisory business, growing assets to over $1B during her tenure. Danielle brings proven thought leadership in values-aligned investing, having spoken at industry events and educating advisors on how to navigate the Sustainable, Responsible, Impact (SRI) investing and ESG landscape.
Danielle began her financial services career in 1994 at Wachovia Corporation where she worked for both Wachovia Bank and Wachovia Securities performing a variety of management duties over her nine-year tenure there. Prior to joining First Affirmative, she worked for a premier community bank in Clearwater, FL where she provided marketing, sales, and service support. At First Affirmative, Danielle lead sales and marketing efforts for over six years. Over her tenure, First Affirmative grew to be the largest SRI-focused advisor network.
Danielle serves on the board of Green America: A not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to harness economic power to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Board for both the SRI Conference and the Investment News Impact Forum. She also helped develop Think Big Productions, Inc., a non-profit youth services organization that cultures young artistic talent in Clearwater, Florida.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Danielle has a passion for the culinary arts. She has an undergraduate degree in Business and an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing. She lives in Noblesville, Indiana with her husband and son.