David is the President of Wilsons Security, a subsidiary of Wilson Fuel Co. Limited. Wilsons is a privately held and family owned business that’s been built for over 100 years through customer service, innovation and committed long-term employees.
Prior to Wilsons, David worked extensively in the venture capital industry in both Canada and the United States. David’s venture capital career began in 1993, when he joined TA Associates, a Boston-based venture capital firm managing in excess of $1 billion. He subsequently worked for Canadian based venture capital funds, ACF Equity Atlantic and Growthworks Capital. Before joining TA, David was an engineering consultant with Decision Focus Inc. of Mountain View, California.
David has worked with numerous early and growth stage privately held companies as an investor and board member. He is a past board member of the Canadian Venture Capital Association and the United Way of Halifax. He is also a past trustee of the United Way of Halifax’s Tomorrow Fund and the Wilson Merriam Family Foundation. David is the Chair of the Innovacorp Investment Committee, board member of Invest Nova Scotia and the Chair of the Board of Governors at the Halifax Grammar School. He has also worked on campaign cabinets for the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
David holds a Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, magna cum laude, in Engineering from Dartmouth College, and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.