David is a senior advisor to FTV Capital’s legal, finance and investment teams and has been with the firm for more than 20 years. Until January 2023, he was partner and COO, leading legal, finance, IT and other administrative functions at FTV.
David has over 40 years of experience as an executive, director and general counsel, with particular focus on building growth companies. Prior to FTV, he was executive vice president and general counsel of OffRoad, Inc. and executive vice president and general counsel at Examen Inc. David also worked at Montgomery Securities where he was responsible for legal affairs in corporate finance, venture capital, asset management and new business development. Before joining Montgomery, he was in private practice with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Palo Alto and San Francisco.
University of California, Berkeley, JD
University of California, Berkeley, MBA
University of California, Berkeley, BS, Mechanical Engineering
David enjoys spending time with family and friends, swimming (sometimes competitively in Masters), reading on various topics to promote constant learning, cooking (Italian and French) and “fine” wine (red and white burgundies).
How does FTV’s culture contribute to the success of the firm?
Our success is largely based on our culture where we value communication (transparency and shared understanding), trust (teamwork), taking and sharing responsibility, grit and discipline. We tend to anticipate problems and then solve them.