David has 24 years of experience in the financial industry. He originally started as a bank auditor in 1991 and moved to Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc. in 1993 as a financial consultant. He joined RBC Wealth Management in 2009.
David graduated Summa Cum Laude from Marshall University in Huntington, WV where he received a BBA in accounting. Additionally he graduated from the University of Virginia Banking School. David was a Certified Public Account (CPA) and has earned the RBC Wealth Management Accredited Wealth Manager designation. The Accredited Wealth Manager program is geared towards meeting the specialized needs of his clients. The designation is designed to advance his knowledge of the firm’s wealth management process, concentrating in the areas of business and retirement planning, insurance solutions, charitable giving, advanced investment and estate planning strategies for high net worth clients. The program also offers high-level insight on how David can collaborate with your other professionals, such as attorneys or accountants, to create better, more unified wealth strategies. David has passed the Series 7,31,63,65 exams and holds his Life Insurance license.
David has been a member of the RBC Wealth Management President’s Council in 2009; the Chairman’s Council from 2010-2019. He has been named to Barron's Top 1200 Financial Advisors from 2015-2019, the Forbes/SHOOK State-by-State Top Wealth Advisors in 2018 and the Financial Times Top 400 Advisors in 2015.
David is a past president of the Marshall University Big Green Scholarship Foundation. Previously he has served on various other Boards in the Huntington area.