As President, David is responsible for the business development and overall operations of Laurel Hill’s strategic shareholder solutions and corporate governance consulting services for public companies. David routinely advises clients on shareholder strategies related to hostile and friendly acquisitions, proxy contests, and corporate governance issues.
David is an industry veteran with over 17 years’ experience in progressive leadership roles, including operational, business development and management. David has been with the Laurel Hill team for 9 years and brings his extensive experience and success to his new role at Laurel Hill.
During this time, David directly provided consulting and insight on contentious and non-contentious shareholder meetings, solicited and unsolicited tender offers, and corporate governance issues, including the Fording acquisition by Teck Resources, Nexen acquisition by CNOOC, Shoppers acquisition by Loblaw. Previously, David spent over 5 years gaining significant business development and management experience in the retail banking industry.
David is currently a director of a publicly-traded company, a board member of the no-for-profit Canadian Investor Relations Institute, BC Chapter, and recently co-chaired the True Patriot Love Foundation Vancouver event. David graduated from the University of Toronto in 1995 with a major in Economics and subsequently completed the Canadian Securities course in 1997. David is a member of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute and the Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries..