Daria Placitella

Philadelphia, PA — February 16, 2022 — Kaplan Partners, a nationally recognized retained executive search and board advisory firm, announces that Daria Placitella has joined the firm as a Principal.  Placitella has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry including significant leadership roles in asset management, commercial banking and asset recovery.  She was the Managing Executive for PNC Wealth Management’s Eastern Region, leading the activities of over 1,000 employees and 35 teams with AUM of over $20 Billion.  Placitella also served as PNC’s Regional President of the New Jersey market. Most recently, she combined her entrepreneurial spirit and passion as co-founder of Hope Trust, a fintech company helping special needs families plan for the future via innovative technology-driven solutions. 

 “I am delighted that Daria has joined our team,” said Alan Kaplan, Founder & CEO of Kaplan Partners. “She is extremely well respected in the industry, and her deep expertise across the financial services landscape will add significant value for our clients as they navigate the dynamics of leadership succession and selection.” 

 “I am very excited to join Kaplan Partners, and to leverage my financial industry knowledge on behalf of our clients, added Placitella.”  “I have known the firm for many years, and their reputation for extremely high quality executive search, assessment and advisory work was what drew me to the organization.”

Placitella holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware. She remains an active board member of Hope Trust, as well as Robert Wood Johnson Somerset and The Independent College Fund.  She has also received the New Jersey Best 50 Women in Business Award, the Women Turning the Century Award for Outstanding Achievement in Banking and Finance, and was honored by the Jewish Federation for her dedication to that organization. Placitella previously served on the boards of The New Jersey State Chamber, The NJ Symphony Orchestra, Susan G. Komen, The Westfield Symphony and the Somerset Business Partnership.

About Kaplan Partners

Kaplan Partners is a national retained executive search and board advisory firm headquartered in Philadelphia.  Since the firm’s founding in 1994, Kaplan Partners has provided Boards of Directors and CEOs with advice on the dynamics of CEO and Board succession, and assistance with the identification, assessment and selection of new CEOs, Directors and senior executives. The firm’s Board Advisory Services assist clients with Director Succession, Performance, Diversity and Recruitment.  Kaplan Partners also conducts Executive Assessments of leadership teams to enhance succession planning and professional development efforts.  The firm is an accredited member of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants.  For more information please visit www.KaplanPartners.com.