David joined Merida in 2017 and serves on the firm’s Investment Committee. Before joining Merida, David founded Battlebourne Capital, a cross-capital structure investment firm. Prior to Battlebourne, David served as the senior member of the New York office of Silver Rock Financial, Michael Milken’s family office. Prior to this, David formed Garnet Financial, a $200 million special situation credit vehicle funded by the Milken family. He was the portfolio manager of Garnet until it was merged into Silver Rock at the end of 2010.
Previously, David was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in the Bank Loan Distressed Investing Group, where he managed a $1.0+ billion proprietary investment portfolio. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he had senior responsibility managing distressed credit portfolios at Oak Hill Advisors, Morgan Stanley, and Bear Stearns. David began his career as an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group at the First Boston Corporation.
David received a B.A. in History from Brown University and is a Harry S. Truman Scholar.