David has been at FTV Capital for over 19 years and is the COO, leading the legal, finance, IT and other administrative functions for FTV. David has over 40 years of experience as an executive, director and general counsel, with particular focus on building growth companies. Previously, David was executive vice president and general counsel of OffRoad, Inc., and executive vice president and general counsel at Examen Inc. Additionally, David was with Montgomery Securities with primary responsibilities for legal affairs in corporate finance, venture capital, asset management and new business development. Before joining Montgomery, David 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.