04/28/2014 10:55AM

Pride named Darley America’s chief operating officer

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Dan Pride has been appointed chief operating officer of Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum’s Darley America, based in Lexington, Ky.

Pride leaves his position at Fasig-Tipton Co. where he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for 5 1/2 years. The auction company is owned by Dubai-based Synergy Investments, headed by Abdulla al-Habbai who is an associate of Sheikh Mohammed.

Prior to joining Fasig-Tipton, Pride worked at Darley’s U.S. branch from 2002 to 2008.

"Fasig-Tipton has been a great experience and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with some of the best professionals in the game,” Pride said. “I look forward to rejoining the crew at Darley."