David has over 25 years of private placement experience in both the US and Europe. Most recently, he worked with the Connecticut based placement group NovaFund Advisors. Prior to that, he headed in-house fund raising and investor relations for the Los Angeles based media and entertainment firm Screen Capital. He performed a similar role with Gladstone, a firm based in the District of Columbia focused on mezzanine investing. From 2003 to 2009, he headed North American fund raising for the European private equity group Sal Oppenheim Private Equity Partners (now owned by Deutsche Bank). From 1996 to 2003, he co-managed the private equity placement business for the German bank HypoVereinsbank from the New York branch. David started his private equity career in 1990 with the Austrian bank Creditanstalt, working in both Vienna and New York. He earned an MBA and MIA from Columbia University and a BA in physics/astrophysics with a minor in Russian studies from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.