JD David ﬁrst established himself as a successful trader and risk manager in the early 1990’s, as an options market-maker for O’Connor and Associates prior to its purchase by Swiss Bank and then as a managing director for Credit Suisse, where he managed both derivatives and cash trading desks. He then transitioned to executive roles for Interlachen Capital and JASP Capital, before partnering with Kyle Dunn to form Meyler Capital.
Meyler Capital is entrepreneurial in spirit and as its chief operations officer, JD is afforded the opportunity to wear many hats. He is depended on for relationship management, content development, and client acquisition, as well as co-captaining the expansion of the company. JD’s extensive experience in ﬁnance allows him to competently advise alternative investment managers and to also challenge their preconceived notions on what is unique or what brings value. He states, “The capital raising process is broken. It’s been far too inefficient for far too long and far too much time is wasted because it is unwilling to evolve. As Kyle says, paragraphs on freeway signs don’t work. If you do and say the same things as everyone else, investors will just choose ‘everyone else.’ Getting your reputation to precede you is critical. There’s a lot more to marketing then walking into a room and expecting someone to write you a check.”
JD double majored in ﬁnance and real estate and minored in psychology at Indiana University Bloomigton. Outside of the office, he maintains an active agenda of philanthropic projects including serving on the board of his childrens’ soccer team, mentoring students, and supporting educational projects.