Diane Prohaska

Diane Prohaska

Chief People Officer

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Diane Prohaska is the Chief People Officer at DAK.

As a key member of DAK’s management team, Diane is instrumental in creating our unique, world-class employment experience and ensures we have best-in-class talent to guide our clients through some of the most critical decisions of their lives.

Diane is a key driver in the firm’s people strategy and its alignment to the core business. In addition to overall workforce planning, talent strategies and management, she brings a focus on training and development and creating a corporate culture that is conducive to today’s quickly evolving work/life balance demands. She prides herself on building relationships and finding creative solutions to challenges presented to her.

Ms. Prohaska brings to DAK over two decades of experience in world class CPG organizations, including Pernod Ricard, Inbev AB, Takeda USA, and Virgin Atlantic.

Ms. Prohaska has held senior leadership positions supporting all aspects of Human Resources and Labor Relations.

She received her BS from Mercy College with a degree in Psychology. In addition, she was selected for and participated in several executive leadership programs, including Instead-Wharton, Columbia, and Babson.

Ms. Prohaska is an avid reader, dog lover and loves to travel and immerse herself in local cultures. She and her German Shorthaired Pointers compete and have been very successful in world class dog shows including Westminster, AKC Royal Canine National, and the National Dog Show.

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    VCI – Emergency Vehicle Specialists recapitalized by Tightrope Capital & NewSpring Capital

    VCI is the preeminent full lifecycle sales and service provider of emergency ambulance solutions to first aid squads, EMS organizations, fire departments, hospital organizations, municipalities, and private medical transport companies in the Mid-Atlantic Region. VCI was recapitalized by private equity firms Tightrope Capital Partners and NewSpring Capital.

    DAK led a competitive, sell-side process for VCI, generating multiple offers from a wide range of strategic buyers and financial sponsors. By positioning the combination of VCI’s market leadership position, comprehensive services offering, strong manufacturer relationships, and robust backlog, DAK achieved an outstanding outcome for the company’s shareholders.

    The acquisition provides the shareholders of VCI an opportunity to accelerate its growth strategy by expanding its core ambulance business, building out the value-added segments of conversions and remounts, implementing operational improvements, and pursuing acquisitions with the help of its new partners. Tightrope and NewSpring have an opportunity to leverage VCI’s strong management team and operating platform to build a multi-regional player in emergency ambulance solutions.

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