David founded Blue Heron in 2005 after spending 15 years as an award-winning financial journalist specializing in examining the quality and effectiveness of management teams. For 6 years he was a senior writer at Fortune magazine and before that he worked for USA Today, The Washington Post, and was a regular contributor to Time Magazine. David was also an associate producer at CNN Financial News and served as a correspondent on the PBS TV program Wall $treet Week.
David has appeared regularly on CNN and CNBC and is the author of the 2007 book, Deals on the Greens: Lessons in Business and Life from America’s Top Executives. He has a B.A. in history from the American University and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University.
Read a powerful article entitled Free Bananas, written by David that outlines how his experiences in journalism revealed the need for a far more comprehensive approach to financial research and ultimately led to the formation of Blue Heron Research Partners.