Dave is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at NextGen Growth Partners. Before joining NGP, Dave was an investment professional at Ares Management, where he managed a $2.0 billion portfolio of leveraged loans, high yield bonds, distressed debt, and special situation equity investments. Dave primarily invested within the automotive, broadcasting, financials, and telecommunications sectors.
Prior to Ares, Dave worked at UBS Investment Bank within the Financial Sponsors and Leveraged Finance Group. At UBS, Dave advised in and underwrote transactions for leveraged buyouts, acquisition financings, and dividend recapitalizations. Dave also worked in business development at GoPro within its content distribution group, where he developed strategies to monetize GoPro’s proprietary content across cable companies, social media companies, streaming media devices, and third-party websites across the US and Europe.
Dave received a BS in Economics from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he graduated with Honors. During his time at Chicago Booth, Dave worked for and advised numerous early stage startup companies. He also developed a proficiency in coding utilizing Ruby on Rails.
Dave grew up in Philadelphia, PA, but has lived in Durham, NC; New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; and Chicago, IL throughout his career. Dave is an avid Philadelphia sports fan and also enjoys playing basketball, running, skiing, learning new sports, reading, and learning about technology.