Tiger 21 Hires New President and Chief Executive Officer to Take Member Experience to New Heights

Tiger 21 Hires New President and Chief Executive Officer to Take Member Experience to New Heights

The Premier Network of High-Net-Worth Wealth Creators Lands Education and Human Development Leader to Build Out Infrastructure and Services for Members

New York, NY – June 3, 2019  – TIGER 21, the premier peer membership organization for successful entrepreneurs, investors, and top executives, today announced the appointment of Timothy Daniels as its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Daniels will be responsible for cultivating and deepening the Member experience, developing and expanding strategic partnerships, as well as implementing and furthering an existing international expansion plan to benefit TIGER 21’s Members. He will be taking the reins from TIGER 21 Founder Michael Sonnenfeldt who spent eighteen months guiding TIGER 21 as its interim CEO. Mr. Sonnenfeldt will be returning to his traditional role of Chairman. Mr. Daniels will report to the Executive Committee of the Board.

TIGER 21 provides Members with a unique and confidential forum in which to focus on improving their investment acumen while exploring issues of wealth preservation, philanthropy, estate planning, and family dynamics. TIGER 21 has over 700 Members who collectively manage personal assets of more than $70 billion.

“I am thrilled that Tim will bring deep expertise to better deliver on our goals of providing a Member experience that is second to none as we continue to fill out our global network and explore new products and services to best serve our Members,” said Mr. Sonnenfeldt. “No one was better qualified to lead us in this next phase of our development. We’ve selected a strong leader at a time when TIGER 21 is positioned for expansion and enhancement of the robust platform that has been instituted over the last 20 years.”

In his new role, Mr. Daniels is responsible for strategic, operational, and financial results of the organization, and most importantly, the delivery of an unparalleled world-class Member experience. He will leverage his deep knowledge of the education industry to design and develop new products, services, and programs that enhance Member engagement, while helping to build and lead the business through a new phase of development.

 “The opportunity to build on the great work that Michael and the team have done to create exceptional experiences for TIGER 21’s Members is something truly unique and will allow me to leverage my global expertise in the field of education and human development,” said Mr. Daniels.

Prior to joining TIGER 21, Mr. Daniels served as CEO of Laureate Education in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, overseeing these regions for the leading international universities group.  He was based in Singapore and then London and had total operational oversight of 34 institutions in 15 countries with revenue totaling nearly $1 billion. Before that, he was President of Apollo Global, a joint venture between Apollo Group and The Carlyle Group, as well as Chairman and CEO of Wall Street Institute International.

A CEO with both private equity-backed and public companies experience, Mr. Daniels’s strong strategic and operating background combined with leadership, technology-enabled innovation and international capabilities, will help position TIGER 21 for continued success in both new and existing markets.

Peter Campbell, Managing Partner of Education Growth Partners, commented: “Tim has extensive experience in successfully leading education and development companies such as TIGER 21. Throughout his career he has demonstrated the skill to run similar high-quality, high-touch businesses efficiently while maintaining an uncompromising focus on Member experience, quality, and positive Member outcomes.”  Education Growth Partners is an investor in TIGER 21.

Mr. Sonnenfeldt will continue to represent TIGER 21 in the media and to explore, with Mr. Daniels, new areas for expansion and development that can better serve TIGER 21 Members. “I have been a TIGER 21 Member, first and foremost, for 20 years, and I am excited to return to my role as Chairman, which allows me to spend more time with Members,” added Mr. Sonnenfeldt.


 Mr. Daniels graduated from the University of Wisconsin and received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

 For more information about the TIGER 21 Membership experience, please see here.

About TIGER 21

TIGER 21 is the premier peer membership organization for high-net-worth wealth creators and preservers that helps them to navigate the challenges and opportunities that success creates. TIGER 21’s 700+ Members collectively manage personal assets of $70+ billion. Members are current and former entrepreneurs, investors and top executives. TIGER 21 leads with a unique approach to financial acumen and wealth preservation that focuses on leveraging collective wisdom, shining a light on personal blind spots, and engaging Members in an extraordinary community to protect, connect, and enhance their lives. Founded in 1999, TIGER 21 is headquartered in New York City and has confidential Groups of 12-15 Members each that meet for a full day each month in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Naples, Nashville, New York City, Newport Beach, Palm Beach, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Seattle, Tampa Bay, and Washington, DC as well as international Groups in Calgary, Edmonton, London (UK), Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, in addition to Zurich.  Each Group functions as a personal board of directors for its constituent Members. Membership is by invitation only. To learn more about TIGER 21, please visit www.TIGER21.com.