David is a finance professional and CFA Charterholder with ten years of experience in corporate and real estate finance. Prior to joining SWGP, David spent the previous two years as a manager of a $3 billion private equity portfolio at Makena Capital Management, a $15 billion private endowment based in Menlo Park, California. During his time at Makena, David was involved in the commitment of over $1 billion in capital across both fund commitments and direct co-investments. Prior to working at Makena, David received his MBA from Stanford. While in school, David worked for consumer-focused merchant bank, Partnership Capital Growth Advisors. Prior to attending Stanford, David spent five years in commercial real estate finance for Marcus & Millichap Capital in Texas and two years at Lehman Brothers in New York, in the Principal Finance Group.
David earned his Bachelors’ degree with honors in Economics and Spanish from The University of Texas at Austin. David grew up in Dallas, Texas but has a special connection to New Mexico, having spent holidays and summers in Capitan and Ruidoso. David and his wife, Valrie, have two young children, Simon and Charlotte.