David and his family at the Grand Canyon
What was the first concert you went to?
Allman Brothers and Phish
What adult accomplishment are you most proud of?
Why did you choose to move to Colorado?
To attend the University of Denver and try something new. There’s also great weather for golf in Colorado.
What do you miss about the East Coast?
I miss the competitiveness of the East Coast and being on the water.
What did you do prior to SDR?
I worked for a large, single principal family office, but I decided to move somewhere else and try something new. Finance runs in my family, so I love this world.
What’s your favorite aspect of Investment Banking?
I enjoy interacting with our clients, hearing their backgrounds and stories and ultimately helping them through one of the biggest decisions of their lives.
Can you tell us about the nonprofits you’re involved with?
I serve on the board for the Aurora Public Schools Foundation, which is an excellent organization that has the mission of helping children from Aurora, Colorado receive the resources needed (both financial and through personnel support) to attend college and take a giant leap forward in their lives. I’m also the co-chairman of Hedge Funds Care Young Professionals Denver Branch, which has the mission to help with the prevention and education of child abuse. HFC has donated $44 million through 1,250 grants. We aim to help “protect & heal” the children.
Life Outside Work
Are you a morning or night person?
I am an afternoon/night person. Pretty much an all-day person.
We know you love golfing, so who’s your favorite golfer?
Tiger Woods, because of what he has done for the game.
How would you spend your ideal day off?
I would golf in the morning and sail in the afternoon.
What country would you like to visit?
Spain. I’ve never been there. I would also like to see the Middle East because of the culture.
Why did you meet President Obama?
My sister worked at the White House, and upon your exit there you get to sit down with the president for an exit interview and invite whoever you want. She invited us to join her.
If you could meet any other president, living or dead, who would it be?
I would like to meet Lincoln because ended slavery in the U.S. or I would like to meet Reagan because I know the least about him, but people in my life have always spoken highly of him.
Do you take the shampoo and conditioner bottles from hotels?
No, I don’t see the point.