David is the Founder of Ordinary, a holding company investing in life-enriching technology.
Prior to Ordinary, David was Head of Impact Investing and Fund Manager of a $10Million returns-first and mission-driven venture capital fund sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).
Recently, he was also the Academic Director of the Canadian Private Capital School at the Western University Richard Ivey School of Business, an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at WeWork Labs as well as Advisor to RBC Capital Partners, the venture capital and private equity arm of RBC.
Before RBC, David was an Associate at TrilogyGrowth LP. a $25Million early stage consumer technology venture capital fund and began his career with early stage investment organizations; Cherrystone Angel Group and Ocean State Angels.
David is a member of the Canadian Venture Capital Association Education Committee and formerly an Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University Yeates School of Graduate Studies where he taught entrepreneurial finance and an Instructor at Queens University Smith School of Business.
He is also a David Rockefeller Fellow with the Trilateral Commission, a member of the New Leader Program at the Carnegie Council and a former Board Director of the Ontario Farmland Trust.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
David studied at Wilfrid Laurier, Sewanee, Harvard and Brown.
David served his fellowship at the Royal Bank of Canada under the mentorship of David Unsworth, General Partner and Co-Founder of Information Venture Partners. He is a member of Class 20.