Founder and Chairman

Danny Markstein

Danny Markstein is an experienced communications professional with demonstrated expertise in marketing, public relations and communications, specifically in the areas of crisis communications, public affairs, business and strategic planning and marketing strategy. For more than 20 years, Danny has worked with clients in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Danny founded Markstein, a corporate strategy and communications consulting firm, in 2003. Today, Markstein is a fast-growing integrated communications agency focused on developing and implementing results-driven strategies for clients including Aviation Works 4U, Carmeuse, Colonial Pipeline, Encompass Health, Maynard Cooper & Gale, Rheumatology Research Foundation, Rives Construction, Royal Cup Coffee & Tea, Seiler Skin, Urgent Care for Children, Walmart and The World Games 2021. Danny also has worked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and NASA.

The Birmingham Business Journal recognized Danny as a Top 40 Under 40 in 2010. He is a member (and past president) of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Advisory Board; the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Board of Trustees; the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Executive Committee; the McWane Science Center Board; the Southern Research Advisory Board; the Rotary Club of Birmingham; the Magic Moments Advisory Board; the 28th class of Leadership Alabama; and the 2011 Leadership Birmingham class.

Danny received a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Trinity College and an MBA in entrepreneurship and organizational behavior from The George Washington University.

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Positioning Statement & Company Values

In a world in which no two business challenges are the same, Markstein blends art and science to craft custom solutions. Our insights-driven partnership model is built on extensive diagnosis, creative strategies and vigilant performance measurement. While our approach enables our partners to achieve their goals, our inspiration lies in the belief that helping solve complex problems, be it business, legislative or societal, can change the world for the better – one client at a time.


Insights-driven partnerships are rooted in our team’s intellectual curiosity. However, our quest for knowledge and insights comes with levity. Our “always learning” mindset is married with our “always lively” personality. We take our client objectives seriously without taking ourselves too seriously.


Our open-mindedness is about receptivity to new perspectives and thinking – the fundamental humility required to acknowledge no one has all the answers. Our success, both as an organization and a partner, is predicated on always looking for new and better ways.


A collective achiever mentality focuses on ensuring activity is not mistaken for productivity. And while we vigilantly pursue success for our clients and our company, our professional nourishment comes from doing good and having loftier objectives beyond prosperity. We are collectively committed to making a difference and enhancing a legacy of bettering our partners, our community and ourselves.

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