David Bard, MBA

Vice President, American Securities

About David:

David is currently a vice president with American Securities, a private equity firm with over $15 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining in 2015, David was a vice president at Bain Capital in New York, where he worked for nearly nine years. He began his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York. Currently, David sits on the boards of North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), Frontier Spinning Mills and GT Technologies, is a member of Year Up New York’s Leadership Council, and serves as a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School where he designed and teaches a course on private equity.

David has an MBA from the Wharton School, where he was the Ford Fellow, and an MPhil in Economics with Development from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar. He also completed the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude from Wharton and Penn Engineering.


Executive Education Programs Taught

Private Equity: Investing and Creating Value
Gain exposure to the strategies that private equity firms use to structure and finance a deal and create value for their investors. Understand the key drivers in private equity and gain confidence in evaluating investment opportunities.