Managing Director

Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

– Benjamin Franklin

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David, the Managing Director at Fintrepid, hails from Kansas City, Kansas, known for its legendary barbecue. A devoted fan of Jayhawks basketball, he pursued his passion for numbers at the University of Kansas, graduating with a degree in Mathematics. His academic journey continued with an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, complemented by the esteemed Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute.

With a career spanning over two decades in corporate finance, David has excelled in enhancing shareholder value across diverse industries such as financial services, travel, retail, logistics, software, and construction. His achievements include orchestrating over $1 billion in debt transactions, securing $400 million in equity fundraising, and managing 8 successful M&A deals.

David is deeply aligned with Fintrepid’s values and draws inspiration from the Haas School of Business Leadership Principles, which emphasize challenging conventions, fostering humility in leadership, continuous learning, and collaborative achievement. Beyond his professional endeavors, David channels his energy into promoting youth sports participation and advocating for the adoption of rescued dogs, aiming to find them loving forever homes.

At Fintrepid, David finds fulfillment in leveraging his expertise to empower talented business owners, enabling them to unlock greater value and confidence in their financial strategies.

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