David was born and raised in Northern Virginia and recently moved back to the area after spending 4 years in Newport News, VA attending Christopher Newport University (CNU). He is pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is currently a Level 2 candidate after passing Level 1 in December of 2019. He mixes his free time between studying and working part-time as Ski/Snowboard Technician. He is an avid golfer, hockey fan, snowboarder, and plays in the occasional pick-up lacrosse game. During his time at CNU he studied finance and economics, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Additionally, he was a member of the Captains’ Educational Enrichment Fund and participated in several global competitions including the CFA Institute Research Challenge and Bloomberg Trading Challenge, in which he was the leader of the winning team in 2019. These competitions taught him numerous valuation models including the residual income model, multiple period DCF model, Gordon growth method, and CAPM among others. As a recent graduate, he is excited to use the knowledge he gained throughout his undergraduate work as a Valuation Analyst at Quantive.