David Partain

Member Since 2021

David Partain


FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds

Chicago Area

David Partain is SVP of Northern Trust and CMO of their subsidiary, FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds. He has over 15 years of marketing, sales, and finance expertise and was named one of the “20 Rising Stars in Finance” by the Gramercy Institute.


  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Finance


January 25th, 2023

TV Commercials and a Changing Market: How to Ensure You Are Creating Meaningful Content

Targeted, authentic ads that repeat over time can create memories that push viewers to additional engagement.

October 26th, 2022

How to Give Your Team a Voice Without Slowing Down Your Process

Every successful agile marketing team has three key characteristics that tie to the broader, original agile approach.

May 5th, 2022

Is Your Marketing Team Strategic or Tactical? Here’s How They Can Be Both

Leaders must ensure their marketing team — and more broadly, everyone in their entire company — understands the differences between these two types of thinking and uses them both in a balanced way to guide them to success.

January 11th, 2022

Let Your Experts Decide When Silos Are No Longer Needed

In the early phases of business or any time you must move fast, siloing can help you by creating clear guardrails/responsibilities and keeping work more streamlined.


FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds

FlexShares are sponsored and managed by Northern Trust, one of the world’s leading investment firms and a premier index manager. FlexShares leverages this global expertise in asset allocation, portfolio construction and risk management. Our investment solutions framework focuses on the fundamental investor needs of growing assets, managing risk, providing liquidity and generating income. Our principled focus on long-term investor needs serves as a solid foundation for the portfolio construction process. By using FlexShares, investors gain all the traditional benefits of ETFs: transparency, flexibility, tax efficiency and generally lower costs than mutual funds. But they also can take advantage of “flexible indexing,” our proprietary approach to delivering index solutions. Flexible Indexing is a comprehensive approach that spans the entire process, from index concept, design, construction and development to the fund’s ongoing management. Important information can be found at https://www.flexshares.com/socialmedia


  • Exchange Traded Funds