Chief Executive Officer and Founder
David has led Equilar from a pure start-up since its inception in 2000 to one of the most respected and trusted names in the executive compensation industry. David often speaks publicly on issues facing the executive compensation industry, including events hosted by The Conference Board, Cooley Godward, Directorship, Foley & Lardner’s National Directors Institute, Heller Ehrman, The HR Policy Association, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), NASDAQ, National Association of Stock Planning Professionals (NASPP) and the University of Wisconsin Directors’ Summit. Prior to founding Equilar, David was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, a global investment bank that has since merged with Credit Suisse. While at DLJ, David worked on IPOs, private placements and M&A transactions for Fortune 500 and emerging growth companies, including Nortel Networks and Advanced Micro Devices. Prior to DLJ, David was a management consultant with Bain & Company, a leading strategy consulting firm, and Kenan Systems, a telecom billing software developer that was subsequently acquired by Lucent Technologies in 1999. David is one of the Founding Members of the Korean American Society of Entrepreneurs (KASE), a non-profit organization devoted to fostering entrepreneurship in the Korean-American community throughout the U.S. and Korea, and also serves on the advisory board of The Jackson Hole Group, a human capital management firm based in San Francisco, California. David earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors of Science with Honors in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.
Equilar’s product suite helps clients benchmark and track executive compensation, board compensation, equity grants and award policies and compensation practices. Equilar’s custom research services enable organizations to accurately compare compensation packages across thousands of public disclosures using SEC and exclusive survey data. Equilar research is frequently cited by Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, Fortune, Reuters, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and other leading media outlets.No tags for this post.