Darien has been in the executive search business since 2001 and leads Mackenzie Eason’s Talent Consulting and Executive Search divisions. His focus for every engagement is to understand a company’s culture, core values, vision and long-term goals and provide it with solutions that are a synergistic match with the organization.
He is the founder of Mackenzie Eason & Associates and serves as the Managing Partner, successfully consulting with organizations on their Talent Suite, and executing searches at the C-Suite level, from Vice President to Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.
Darien focuses on consulting with clients on Organizational Development, Talent Management and Talent Acquisition processes. He is experienced and an expert in Talent and Human Capital consulting, having graduated from the Talent Management Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Darien left the larger firms to create Mackenzie Eason & Associates in 2003 and began developing his unique approach to executive search services … incorporating talent management, technology, psychology, and science and research to the search process.
Darien is a frequent industry expert media contributor and speaker at universities. He is actively involved in charity work with community nonprofit organizations. Darien currently serves on six boards with the majority involving under-served children. He is the former Chair of the Board of Adjustment-Residential for the city of Fort Worth. He sits on the board of the Sports Advisory Council for the City of Fort Worth, supports the Center for Transforming Lives, The Leg Up program, and is President of Berkeley Place neighborhood. Darien completed Leadership Fort Worth in 2014-2015.
In 2017, his work success and community activities earned him recognition from the Fort Worth Business Press as a top 40-under-40 area executive.
Search specialties: CEO, CMO, President, Vice President, Executive Director, Director, Division Director
Darien still resides in his hometown of Fort Worth, where he enjoys playing soccer, scuba diving, traveling, and donating his time to local non-profit organizations. Darien is married to his wife Laurie with two young boys, Harrison and Merritt, and their adopted daughter Maddie.