David is a Founding Partner at Hidden Harbor and leads value creation initiatives across the firm’s portfolio companies. David has over 20 years of experience in leading large-scale business transformations across numerous industries and has served as the CEO or Operating Partner for several of the world’s most successful private equity firms.
Prior to founding Hidden Harbor, David served as the President and CEO of Swiss Watch International, a leading e-commerce watch company backed by the Clearlake Capital Group. Previously, David held the title of Operating Partner at H.I.G. Capital, where he oversaw investments in Big Tex Trailers, Trinity Services Group, and Aluminum Shapes, among others. He also served as CFO for Arise Virtual Solutions, a private-equity backed portfolio company, and as Senior Vice President of DS Waters, where he led the consolidation of Danone Waters of North America and Suntory Water Group to form DS Waters.
Earlier in his career, David was a strategy consultant with Bain & Company, where he advised multinational and top tier private equity firms on strategy, performance improvement, organizational design, transformations, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and exit planning. David also worked in brand management at Procter & Gamble and as an accountant with Arthur Andersen.
David is a non-practicing CPA and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Miami University of Ohio, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.