David Wagner
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David Wagner

David L. Wagner

Founder, Senior Advisor


  • Founded ECM in 2002 and now serves as a Senior Advisor
  • 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
  • Served as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer of two liberal arts colleges - Wheaton College and Bard College


BA, Dartmouth College
MBA, Dartmouth College

Received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Wheaton College


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.

First time at Evanston Capital Management?