Dan Siegel is President of Lifetime Brands, Inc., a leading, publicly traded housewares company based in Garden City.
Lifetime’s products are found in all major retailers across the globe in over 100 countries, with more than 30 brands in the food preparation, tabletop, and home solution categories, including Farberware, KitchenAid, Mikasa, Taylor, Rabbit, S’well, and Built NY.
Dan leads Lifetime’s successful North American business, with all divisions of the company, and the entire sales force, reporting to him.
Lifetime Brands creates innovative products that provide solutions to problems consumers face in their daily routines. The company uses a data-driven, scientific approach to meeting consumers’ needs while investing in innovation, its brands, and associates.
Dan began his career at Lifetime Brands over 30 years ago in regional sales, moving up through the business from executive vice president of sales, to executive vice president of Strategies and Innovation, to executive vice president, to his current role as President.
Dan developed Lifetime’s Open Innovation platform, which has produced some of the company’s best-selling products, a long portfolio of patented items, and an opportunity for individual inventors to see their products on retailer shelves.
Dan has increased the company’s focus on creating five-star experiences for consumers and pioneered its forward-thinking communications and technology efforts to better educate consumers about the company’s products.
He is also committed to an increased emphasis on ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance). The company is looking to reduce its carbon footprint and choose environmentally preferred materials whenever possible.
Dan believes strongly in giving back to the community and has been recognized for decades for his good works. He is a member of the board of directors for Long Island Cares, and a recipient of the individual Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award. Dan’s generosity, support, and leadership were noted as influential in illustrating the importance of the corporate community in addressing hunger in our communities.
Relationships are extremely important to Dan, and he sees them as one of the keys to his success in the industry. Transparency, honesty, and integrity are key hallmarks in how he conducts himself, both internally and to the greater market.
Additionally, Dan recognizes clear communication as key to being a successful business leader. He strives to be approachable, a good listener, and an empathetic, ethical leader.
Dan is a graduate of Long Island University and has an advanced management degree from the Wharton School of Business.