David has been helping clients navigate turbulent financial markets since 2000. Prior to serving clients at RBC Wealth Management, he was a branch manager and financial advisor at a global wealth management firm. He works with affluent families, businesses and non-profit organizations implementing comprehensive wealth growth and protection strategies. He was an early adaptor of financial risk mitigation techniques including structured investments, account aggregation and probability analysis. David is a past chairman of one of the top public pension plans in the country, the South Dakota Investment Council that managed nearly 13 billion dollars for 77,000 current and past South Dakota public employees. He has been recognized as a Barron’s Top 1200 Advisor in the USA since 2014 and achieved RBC Wealth Management’s Chairman’s Council, which includes the top 150 of financial advisors in the firm, since 2011. David has been the branch director for the Rapid City RBC Office since 2009 and has been a speaker at national firm strategy forums.
David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science with merit from the U.S. Naval Academy where he earned the Draper L. Kauffman Leadership Award at the U.S. Naval Academy. Previously, David was the second in command of the U.S. Naval Academy Brigade of Midshipmen, a Naval Aviator and Mine Countermeasures Tactics Instructor. He holds the Series 7, 9, 10, 31 and 66 securities licenses, and life and health insurance licenses. David and his wife, Carla, are members of World Vision’s National Leadership Council which is actively engaged in ending extreme poverty of a global scale. He is past-president of the Rapid City Economic Development Partnership and past-president of Working Against Violence, Inc.
David and Carla have six children and one granddaughter. Four are married to wonderful spouses including Phil, Catie, Courtney and John. Cydney and Camryn are still at home. In his rare free time, David enjoys kitesurfing, flying and hiking with his family. They have two dogs, Bella and Hudson. Bella is a chilled out Golden Retriever and Hudson is an Australian Labradoodle who will fetch tennis balls until he collapses.