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


May 2nd, 2023

5 Questions To Ask If You’re Thinking About Keeping Your Employees Remote

Staying connected in a remote setup is all about what you know, and what you know is all about what you ask.

March 13th, 2023

Website Personalization That Your Customers Actually Want

Adhering to simple best practices around personalization ensures you can help people feel seen without violating privacy.

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.


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