David has led Equilar since its inception to become one of the most trusted names in corporate governance. He has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Players in Corporate Governance” by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Disruptor Award by 2020 Women on Boards and Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business.
David often speaks publicly on corporate governance and board diversity matters, including events hosted by The Conference Board, Corporate Board Member, The HR Policy Association, NACD, NASDAQ, NYSE, the Society for Corporate Governance and Stanford’s Directors’ College.
David serves on the boards of Connectiv, the business information association of SIIA, and the Asian Pacific Fund Community Foundation. He is on the Advisory Council for the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation and is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and Past Chair of the SF Bay Chapter. David is also a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development (CED), a founding member of the Council of Korean Americans (CKA) and a former advisory board member of the Wharton Center for Entrepreneurship.
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. Prior to DLJ, David was a management consultant with Bain & Company and also Kenan Systems, a telecom billing software developer that was subsequently acquired by Lucent Technologies.
David earned his M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors of Science with Honors in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.