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Northrop & Johnson President & Chief Operating Officer Daniel Ziriakus entered the marketing world in 2001 with his appointment to Estee Lauder's marketing team in Munich. He then went on to work for Bridger Conway, a Miami-based global branding agency specializing in creative communications for premium and luxury brands. It was during this period that he was introduced to the yachting industry. Daniel then joined Fraser Yachts as head of the U.S. marketing department. In 2010, Daniel became Director of Marketing at Northrop & Johnson as where he reorganized the brand, taking it through a global repositioning. Daniel then moved to Monaco to head up the Camper & Nicholsons (C&NI) marketing department where he thrived.

 In 2014 Daniel rejoined Northrop & Johnson as Chief Operating Officer. During his time as COO, Daniel has helped the firm to grow from a primarily US-focused medium-sized yacht sales company to a global full-service brokerage business with offices around the world. The company has evolved into the largest US Superyacht Brokerage house, producing double-digit growth in revenue every year since he took the position. Offices opened in his tenure include Antibes, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, New York, Queensland, and a new European flagship office in Monaco.

Daniel has been integral in revitalizing the company’s brand and reorganizing the marketing and sales departments to position the company for growth. He is responsible for the setup of the company’s marketing structure, the creation of a new technology department as well as re-engineering the global N&J infrastructure and staffing. As a firm believer in the power of marketing his goal is to ever increase Northrop & Johnson’s footprint on the Internet and thus ensuring that the yachts in the brand’s fleet are extremely visible. Also, Daniel brought on a variety of agencies, including digital and SEO, to further enhance the brand’s online presence and attract high-profile partners like NetJets, Northern Trust, Corcoran, EMBARK Beyond and others.

Originally from Germany, Daniel is bilingual and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing & Advertising and an Executive MBA from the University of Miami.


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