David has helped clients navigate turbulent financial markets since 2000. Prior to serving clients at RBC Wealth Management, he was a branch manager and financial advisor at another global wealth management firm. David helps families, businesses and nonprofit organizations implement and maintain wealth strategies for growth, protection and transfer.
He 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. David has been recognized as one of Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisors in the USA since 2019 and by Forbes/SHOOK as a Best-In-State Wealth Advisor since 2021. David has been the branch director for the Rapid City office of RBC Wealth Management since 2009 and a frequent regional and national RBC strategy forum speaker. He passed the Series 7, 9, 10, 31 and 66 securities exams and holds life and health insurance licenses.
David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science with merit from the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was second in command of the Brigade of Midshipmen and also earned the Draper L. Kauffman Leadership Award. He was a Naval Aviator and also served as a Mine Countermeasures Tactics Instructor.
A past-president of the Rapid City Economic Development Partnership and a past-president of Working Against Violence, Inc. David and his wife, Carla, are members of World Vision’s National Leadership Council, working to end extreme global poverty. They have six children and seven grandchildren. In addition, 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 and has the breath to prove it. Away from work, David enjoys kite surfing, mountain biking and flying.