David Fishman is a Managing Director and has been at Vector since 2006. Among other things, he has led the investments in SafeNet, RAE Systems, Aladdin Knowledge Systems and Trafficmaster. David currently serves on the Board of Directors of SafeNet, RAE Systems and Trafficmaster and was previously on the Board of Aladdin. David sits on the investment committee of both the private equity funds and the Vector Credit Opportunity Fund. He was recently named Technology Investor of the Year – North America by ACQ Finance Magazine.
Prior to joining Vector, David worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. for 10 years and was a Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions area, focused primarily on technology and media transactions. David worked closely with senior management teams to analyze and execute a variety of strategic alternatives, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and leveraged buyouts. In his time at Goldman, David led or participated in over 30 transactions worth an aggregate value of $120 billion, including transactions involving Microsoft, eBay, Adobe, IBM, Oracle and PeopleSoft.
Prior to Goldman Sachs, David worked at JPMorgan where he was responsible for raising debt financing for the firm’s corporate clients. David has an MBA with Distinction from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. with honors in Economics from Duke University.