As President and Managing Partner of Cobalt Ventures, Dave leads an investment team focused on companies that improve access, affordability and quality of care for healthcare consumers. Dave also serves as a Vice President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City supporting strategy, innovation and corporate development.
Dave has 24 years of experience working with healthcare leaders and entrepreneurs as a venture capital investor, board member and strategic advisor. Prior to joining Cobalt, he was a founding Partner at Cleveland Clinic Ventures where he collaborated with key enterprise stakeholders on strategic investments, spinouts and joint ventures supporting digital health innovation at the #2 ranked hospital in the world. From 1999-2017, Dave was a founding member and Managing Partner of Psilos Group, a leading healthcare venture capital firm with approximately $600 million under management.
In addition to his investing roles, Dave’s background includes various senior operating roles at Caregiver Services, Inc. (a Psilos portfolio company) during periods of transformational growth at the company. Earlier in his career, Dave was an investment banker at Wasserstein Perella & Co. as a member of the firm’s Healthcare Group. Dave earned an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He holds another master’s degree in National Security Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Government and International Relations from Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude.
In his spare time Dave is an avid runner, grilling enthusiast and craft beer connoisseur. With his recent move to Kansas City, he has shamelessly jumped on the Chiefs bandwagon after spending much of his life as a long-suffering fan of the Washington Football Team.