David S. Post, CFA

  • dpost87@gsb.columbia.edu
David S. Post, CFA

Portfolio Manager / Analyst / Relationship Manager


Top quartile-return concentrated equity and long/short portfolio manager, generalist equities analyst and individual/institutional relationship manager. Helped double, triple and more than quadruple AUM at three most recent firms. Hired and trained more than twenty research analysts and portfolio managers.     Columbia University MBA and Cornell University BS.

  • Co-managed 5-Star Morningstar LCG fund and top quartile all-cap core and long/short strategies.
  • Utilized quant tools and disciplined methods to optimize portfolios, manage risk and generate alpha.
  • Experienced Bloomberg, Barra, Northfield, Vestek, Axys, Moxy, Excel and PowerPoint user.
  • Researched and traded companies in all sectors.
  • Managed HNW individual, family office, foundation, board, vendor and consultant relationships.

Work History

Work History
May 2006 - Aug 2013

CIO / Portfolio Manager /Analyst

Llenroc Capital
  • Founded RIA which increased AUM from $5 million to $200 million in seven years.
  • Co-managed top quartile concentrated all-cap core and long/short strategies.
  • Built disciplined process to make investment decisions and manage risk.
  • Established and managed all firm long/short foundation and endowment client relationships.
  • Built compliance process as Chief Compliance Officer that underwent random SEC inspection.
Jan 1994 - Dec 2004

Portfolio Manager / Director of Research / Analyst

Harris Bretall (acquired by Federated Investors)
  • Co-managed (with four PMs) $7.0 billion 5-Star Morningstar rated concentrated LCG strategy.
  • Established grassroots research program and built disciplined nine-analyst research department.
  • Utilized Northfield and Vestek performance attribution and portfolio optimization software.
  • Presented firm strategies to retail groups, FAs and to institutional consultants, clients and prospects.
  • Managed $200 million in individual and institutional client relationships.
  • Participated in hundreds of due diligence calls and meetings.
  • Interviewed by Business Week, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Washington Post, P&I and CNBC.
  • Co-wrote Blue Chip Review column for Business Ethics Magazine.
May 1990 - Sep 1993

Portfolio Manager / Director of Research / Analyst

Hanson Management (acquired by United Asset Management)
  • Directed research effort for institutional RIA that increased AUM from $900 million to $2.1 billion.
  • Voting member of Investment Committee that managed firm’s concentrated all‐cap core strategy.
  • Presented to and helped close over $100 million in public fund prospects.
  • Hired, trained and managed research analysts.
  • Researched, recommended and followed companies in most major industries.
May 1986 - Dec 1986

Portfolio Manager / Analyst

Brundage, Story & Rose (acquired by Bessemer Trust)
  • Presented ideas to Investment Committee of $3.0 billion AUM concentrated all‐cap value RIA.
  • Managed portfolios for high net worth individual clients.
  • Hired and supervised summer MBA interns.


1986 - 1987


Columbia Business School

Finance Major

Dean's Honor List

1978 - 1982


Cornell University

Applied Economics and Management Major

Dean's List

Additional Information

  • Marin Symphony Association (2011-2014) – Board Member, Officer, Treasurer, Chairman of Finance Committee, Chairman of Investment Committee.
  • 4.5-rated USTA tennis player.
  • Starter for USTA 2013 Northern California 18 & Over 4.0 District Champion tennis team.
  • Starter for USTA 2013 Northern California 8.5 Combo League Champion tennis team.
  • Coached my son’s recreational soccer teams.
  • Married for twenty years with three children.