David is responsible for managing client engagements in the areas of Software, Data and Data Analytics, Media and Emerging Growth including Mobility, Social Commerce and Location Services. He has 20 years of experience in financial management, business capitalization and technology company management.
Since joining MergerTech in 2010, David has closed transactions for clients including big data analytics, mobile software, healthcare software, and social graph driven ecommerce. Clients include pre-revenue IP sales, and often involve companies with prior venture financing.
Prior to joining MergerTech, David was the head of finance and acting CFO at Rearden Commerce, an enterprise software company where he led private equity financing rounds and debt financing which raised over $175M in new capital, as well as managed the acquisition of two technology companies. He was director of finance at Menerva Technologies, Inc., a software development company, responsible for the successful effort to secure venture funding and subsequently the eventual sale of the business to a publicly traded software company. Thus he has managed the entire M&A process from both sides of the table, including the investor presentation, negotiations, due diligence, closing and post-closing activities.
David was founder of an Internet start-up for which he negotiated venture funding and has also performed financial management roles in several firms outside of the technology sector.
David earned a bachelor degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA with high honors from Harvard Business School.