David is a Managing Director and is responsible for the firm’s equity and credit deal origination efforts, including maintaining the firm’s relationships with company senior executives, investment bankers and other important intermediaries. David currently serves on the Board of Directors of CollabNet.
Before joining Vector, David spent almost 20 years working with technology companies, including more than a decade in technology investment banking. David was most recently a Managing Director at Piper Jaffray and prior to that worked at RBC Capital Markets and Cowen & Co. David worked closely with senior executives and board members at publicly and privately held companies to analyze and execute a variety of financing and strategic transactions, including private equity investments and buyouts, strategic sales and acquisitions, credit transactions and IPOs. David has closed over 50 transactions throughout his investment banking career with an aggregate value of more than $15 billion. David's efforts focused on companies in the software, SAAS and IT security sectors; he also has experience with tech-enabled services and content, systems, internet, telecom, education technology, industrial technology, homeland security, biometrics, and semiconductor businesses. David has worked with Vector Capital portfolio companies, including WatchGuard, Precise Software and Savi Technology. Early in his career, David was also a CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Silicon Valley office.
David has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University.