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 helps affluent families, businesses and non-profit organizations implement comprehensive wealth growth and protection strategies. David is a past chairman of the South Dakota Investment Council, one of the top public pension plans in the country that managed nearly $13 billion for 77,000 current and past South Dakota public employees. He has been recognized as one of Barron’s Top 1200 Advisors in the USA since 2014, by Forbes/SHOOK as a Best-in-State Wealth Advisor in 2021 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. 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 passed the Series 7, 9, 10, 31 and 66 securities exams and holds life and health insurance licenses.
David and his wife, Carla, have six children and five grandchildren. They only have one child left at home. They 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. In his rare free time, David enjoys kite surfing, flying and hiking with his family. They have two non-shedding hypoallergenic dogs, Hudson and Finley. Hudson is an Australian Labradoodle who will fetch tennis balls until he collapses and Finley, a Mini-Goldendoodle, who loves to eat dead things.