David Gaither

Summary

My name is David Gaither, and I am an experienced professional with over 11 years of cumulative experience as an investment banker, entrepreneur, market strategist, strategy consultant and principal investor at a growth equity fund.  I appreciate your time and consideration. 

Best,

David Gaither

Telephone: (404) 932-9190

Email: degaither@gmail.com

Work History

Work History

Investment Banking Analyst

JPMorgan & Chase

·Performed diligence, financial modeling and structuring of new investments across healthcare, automotive, eCommerce, and other industries.

·Presented financial and market presentations to management and clients designed to increase the value of clients' total enterprise value.

CEO

Goldenchild, Inc.

·Invented the state-of-the-art Inner-Lace System (“ILS”) to provide support, stability, and protection for athletic, orthopedic, military, industrial, and leisure footwear segments of the $16 billion footwear industry.

·Obtained patents on the ILS and developed additional intellectual property for future technologies.

·Raised investment capital to fund the ILS and other initial projects through private equity, venture capital, and grants.

·Managed operations and secured factories in China and Korea to produce ILS footwear.

Management Consultant

Accenture

·Developed strategic roadmaps for clients in software, healthcare, retail, utilities, and other industries.

·Implemented a Business Consolidation Systems (“BCS”) module to reconcile reported financial data for over 45 countries to ensure accuracy in the published annual reports such as the balance sheet and income statement.

·Led teams that provided iterative streams of testing consolidation tasks in BCS for the global subsidiaries of a leading management software firm.

Sep 2007 - Present

Managing Partner

Gaither & Co.

·Source, screen, and review prospective investments for private equity funds that range from $1 million to $5 million within the eCommerce, healthcare, and medical devices industries.

·Develop strategic roadmaps for small to midsize firms in various industries within Atlanta and the Southeast.

·Analyze the most important issues in business at the corporate level, and recommend strategic initiatives to solve these critical concerns.

·Lead studies on potential industries, segments or processes for small to midsize businesses to pursue to acquire additional market share and revenue.

·Drive fundraising and financing efforts for small to midsize businesses, assisting with various strategies and alternatives despite the current recession.

May 2008 - Sep 2008

Senior Associate/Vice President

Brook Venture Partners

·Performed due diligence and structuring of new investments in the Brook Venture Fund and Brook Co-Investment (Buyout) Fund.

·Led financial modeling, scenario analyses and market research for prospective investments in the Information Technology sector, which includes eCommerce, Business Intelligence and Customer Relationship Management (“CRM”).

·Engaged in deal sourcing, screening, and review for prospective investments ranging from $1 million to $5 million.

·Structured follow-on investments for existing portfolio companies seeking Series A and Series B funding.

Aug 2001 - Aug 2004

Senior Market Associate

Vertis

·Crafted growth and market strategies for clients in retail, automotive, and industrial industries.

·Created comprehensive financial analyses to generate savings of more than $5 million for clients in the automotive, pharmaceutical, and retail industries.

·Presented financial and market presentations to management and clients designed to increase value of the clients' overall market specialization strategies and shareholder value.

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - Jun 2009

MBA

Dartmouth

Graduated a Tuck Merit Scholar; Member of Tuck African American Business Association (“TAABA”), Private Equity Club, Diversity Conference, and Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management (“CGSM”)

Skills

Skills

Market Analysis

Industry Analysis

Competitive Analysis

Leadership

Due Diligence

Financial Modeling

Strategy