In 2013 David founded Impact Business Leaders, a Washington, DC-based non-profit which is focused on matching experienced business professionals looking for career change to full-time roles with social enterprises around the world. IBL has training centers at the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School; the Said Business School at Oxford University, the Rotterdam School of Management, Strathmore Business School in Nairobi and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India.
Prior to starting IBL David was at the Calvert Foundation in Bethesda, Maryland as COO since 2011. Prior to joining Calvert Foundation David lived in Hyderabad, India for three years where he was the Founder and CEO of the Indian School Finance Company www.isfc.in, a for-profit finance company that provides medium term debt capital to private schools serving very low-income families. The still thriving ISFC was one of a string of start-ups David has led over the past 20 years starting with building a Citibank subsidiary into a full-service commercial bank in Lisbon, Portugal from 1990-96; building Citibank’s first global intranet system in the late-1990s which he did from London; and, establishing a new country organization for Save the Children in Brazil upon leaving Citibank in 2001. As COO and Chief Investment Officer of Acumen Fund, he built local operations in East Africa, India, Pakistan and New York from 2003-07.
Prior to beginning his career in social enterprise in 2001 David spent 20 years in the corporate and investment bank of Citibank working successively in Brazil, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Portugal and the UK. Since 2006 David has pursued parallel teaching activities in several graduate programs in the US and abroad starting with Columbia SIPA (2006-7); Hyderabad-based Indian School of Business (2008-10); Emory University’s Goizueta MBA program (since 2011); and, at American University (since 2013). David went to Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and has an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University.