David is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Bridging Finance Inc., a private investment management firm based in Toronto.  David has two decades of financial services industry experience, in roles such as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer, and previously was the head of investigations for the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada.

David is a member and past Chair of the Board of Governors of the First Nations University of Canada.  He is also on the Board of Directors of Native Child and Family Services of Toronto and a Board member of the economic development corporation for Eabametoong (Fort Hope) First Nation, a community located approximately 300 kilometres northeast of Thunder Bay. 

David is a Mohawk and a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, located near Deseronto, Ontario.  David is a lawyer and has been a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1997. He has an LLB from Queen’s University, an LLM in Securities Law from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.  David has also received the Professional Director Certification from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan/University of Regina.