David is the founder and managing partner of Capstone. David has 15 years of buy-side and sell-side capital markets experience. He began his career at Merrill Lynch Hong Kong, advising institutional investors on Asian equity market investments. He later became responsible for all hedge fund and derivatives business in Europe for Asian product. He founded a successful fund called Petra Capital based in London. David later joined JP Morgan Chase to head sales and trading for equity derivatives in the Asia Pacific region. David left the financial world in 2003 to become an advisor to the presidential campaign of General Wes Clark and later served as a consultant to several senators and congressmen. David is a fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, focusing on capital markets competitiveness, and serves on the board of directors of Our Time, which is dedicated to empowering the younger generation.