David has more than 20 years of experience working with private-equity-owned companies and extensive expertise in restructuring, cost reduction, working capital optimization, operational excellence, and value creation. Before joining QSA, he was Managing Director of Portfolio Operations at J.F. Lehman, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the aerospace, defense, maritime and environmental service industries. In this role, he partnered with executive teams to drive growth and value creation across the firm’s portfolio and provided operational and strategic due diligence for acquisitions. He sat on the boards of multiple portfolio companies.
Before that, David was a Senior Operating Executive at Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company (COAC), the proprietary operations team at Cerberus Capital Management. He was responsible for driving value creation across underperforming portfolio assets via executive mentorship, interim management roles, operational and financial leadership and strategic initiatives.
Before COAC, David was a Senior Director at AlixPartners, a premier turnaround and restructuring firm, where he worked with PE-backed companies across multiple industries driving corporate restructuring, operational excellence, and value creation engagements.
David received a BBA in finance and economics from Washburn University, a BA in German from Washburn University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.