Prior to founding Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company in 1996, Dave was an investment banker specializing in the healthcare industry. Together with Ken O’Keefe, he was responsible for the healthcare investment banking practice at First Chicago (now J.P. Morgan) and a related joint venture from 1989 – 1996. From 1979 to 1989 Dave was a managing director in the Chicago office of Smith Barney, Inc.
Dave serves or has served on the board of directors of AbilityOne Corporation, Corizon, DentalCare Partners, Inc., Dentistry for Children, Heartland Information Services, ISG Holdings, Inc., Paragon Medical, the Patterson Companies (NASDAQ: PDCO), Reichert, Inc., Scrip Products Corporation, Dentsply Sirona (NASDAQ: XRAY), TeraMedica, Inc., and TIDI Products.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of the South, he also received an M.B.A. degree in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an M.S. degree in economics from the London School of Economics.