President & Founder, DHW Capital
National Board of Directors
David is President and Founder of DHW Capital, a private investment firm which targets growth capital investment opportunities offering superior long-term capital appreciation potential. In his investment career, he has led over 100 acquisitions spanning a diverse array of industries including consumer products and services, direct marketing, education, internet marketing, media and marketing services, and wireless telecommunications. David currently serves on Board of Directors of Caring Holdings, Expertise.com, Kelly Klee and Underground Solutions Technologies. Previous board director roles include Club Corp., Gas Station TV, Horizon Cellular, Oriental Trading Company and the Bay Club Company. Prior to founding DHW Capital, he served from 1989 – 2005 as a General Partner of Brentwood Associates, a private equity investment firm with over $1 billion in assets under management.
Philanthropic involvement includes serving as Co-Chairman of the Harvard Class of 1985 Gift Committee and a member of the Harvard Los Angeles Capital Campaign Committee, on the Board of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Trust, and as a Trustee of Positive Coaching Alliance/Coaching Corps. David served on the Board of Trustees of the Brentwood School from 2010-2018, and as Board Chairman from 2013-2016. He is also an Associate of the Milken Institute and the J. Paul Getty Foundation.
David received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his BA, summa cum laude, from Harvard College.
David is an avid skier, tennis player and global traveler. He lives in Brentwood with his wife, June. They are the parents of three adult sons – Justin, Dylan, and Griffin.