Darien George is a thought leader and expert in the talent industry, having spent eighteen years focusing on culture, talent acquisition, talent development, organizational leadership, and organizational change.
Darien is the managing partner of Mackenzie Eason, an executive search and consulting firm, and founder of Talent Metrics, an AI cloud-based software that measures an organization’s culture and provides actionable intelligence for executives on how to build a strong culture to improve revenue, retention, and productivity. He has worked with Fortune 50 companies, private equity firms, and top CEOs.
Darien has a deeply held philosophy that all great companies respect talent strategy just as much as they do their business strategy and financial capital. Darien’s motivation is to fundamentally change the way organizations do business by focusing on building a strong culture around an organization’s talent to produce unparalleled financial results. Darien is a frequent industry-expert media contributor and speaker. Darien believes in the ability to give back to your community and focuses primarily on nonprofits that work to help under-served children and improve the Fort Worth community.
His work success and community activities earned him recognition as a top 40 Under 40 area executive and Neighbor of the Year for the City of Fort Worth. In 2019, Darien co-authored Broken Handoff- Saving Your Assets, a breakthrough book with rare and remarkably transparent insights into owning, buying, and selling a business which was published by Brown Books Publishing.
Darien holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington and graduated from the Talent Management Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Entrepreneurial Studies Executive Course at London Business School, and the Howard University Sherpa Executive Coaching course. Darien still resides in his hometown of Fort Worth, where he enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and donating his time to local nonprofit organizations through volunteering and being a part of multiple non-profit boards. Darien is married to his wife, Laurie, with two young boys, Harrison and Merritt and daughter Madeline.
You can reach Darien at 817-922-9152.