David Wagner
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David Wagner

David L. Wagner

Principal
Member of ECM Investment Committee, Operating Committee

Area of Focus:

Executive management of investment and business functions

Profile:

  • Founded ECM in 2002.
  • Responsible for firm level leadership, strategic direction, and serves as main liaison to the ECM Board of Managers.
  • Served for 10 years as Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Northwestern University, growing its portfolio from just over $1 billion to approximately $4 billion by transforming its traditional stocks-and-bonds portfolio to a fully diversified strategy that utilizes 20 asset classes, 80 managers and over 150 partnerships, and was nearly 50% invested in non-traditional or alternative investment strategies.
  • Served as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer of two liberal arts colleges - Wheaton College and Bard College.

Education:

B.A., Dartmouth College
M.B.A., Dartmouth College

Received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Wheaton College


Affiliations:

Emeriti Trustee of Wheaton College (Norton, MA).
Investment Committee Member, The Kresge Foundation.
Previously served on more than a dozen investment advisory, non-profit and family-office boards.
Served four years in the U.S. Navy.

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