David joined Bel Air Investment Advisors in 2006 and was named president of the firm in 2017. He is responsible for advising individuals, families, endowments, and foundations. He also chairs the firm’s Management Committee, oversees the firm’s day-to-day operations, and is a member of the Investment Committee. David was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a “Leader of Influence” in 2022 and 2023.
David is actively involved in the leadership of several charities and non-profit organizations. He was the chair of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors from 2021-2024, during which time he served on Cedars-Sinai Board of Directors and as a member of the health system’s Investment Committee. During his tenure, Cedars opened the new $50 million Board of Governors Innovation Center focused on uncovering the genomic profile of illnesses and developing personalized treatments for some of the most challenging diseases. He is currently the Treasurer and trustee of the Buckley School, the oldest K-12 independent co-educational day school in Los Angeles, and chair of the investment committee of Temple Israel of Hollywood. He previously was a Geller Fellow at the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles and a board member of Terror Free Tomorrow, a Washington-DC-based non-profit organization that researched and advised on practical solutions to extremism world-wide.
Before joining Bel Air, David was senior counsel to Rep. Henry A. Waxman and executive director of his political action committee, L.A. PAC. He previously served as counsel to the House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform in Washington, D.C., and is admitted to the California bar.
David earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1994. While at Harvard, David was a teaching fellow in economics and was recognized with the Outstanding Teaching Fellow award. David received his B.S. in Economics with highest honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.