Dan Bayston Joins Torch Board of Directors
Torch Technologies (Torch) recently announced that Dan Bayston has joined the Torch Board of Directors. Mr. Bayston has more than 38 years of experience as a corporate finance and business valuation professional assisting publicly traded and privately held corporate clients and ERISA fiduciaries. He spent the first 25 years of his career with financial service and investment banking firm, Duff & Phelps. In 2009, he joined several former Duff & Phelps partners to form Cognient Group, LLC, where he led its Corporate Financial Advisory practice until his retirement in 2021. He also served as CEO of Cognient Securities, LLC, a broker dealer affiliate, until its sale in 2015. He is a member of many professional organizations including NCEO, ESCA, and the ESOP Association, and has served on many Boards of ESOP companies. Bayston received his MBA in Finance/Marketing from Northwestern and his BS in Finance from the University of Illinois.