Before joining Arena, David was a founder and head of investor relations at Ripcord Partners, a successful convertible-bond hedge fund. He also was the global head of sales for MetLife Asset Management, and before that, he led the U.S. large-market sales/service team, US consultant relations group and the Business Growth & Development team at Russell Investments.
David was previously head of business development for Nomura’s NY-based global program trading division and was a managing director at BGI (now Blackrock), where he conceived and launched BGI’s Transition Management business. David was also a business development officer at ITG/Jefferies and held several roles in sales and product management at Instinet. He started his career at EF Hutton as a registered investment advisor.
David holds a BS in business and computer science (cum laude) from Boston University.