David Bard, MBA

David Bard

Lecturer and Senior Fellow, Finance Department, The Wharton School; Managing Director, Halifax Group

About David:

David is currently a Managing Director with The Halifax Group, a private equity firm with over $1.5 billion in assets under management. Prior to joining in 2018, David was a Principal at American Securities where he invested across sectors and served as a Director for several companies. Prior to that, David was with Bain Capital for nearly nine years where we worked across several geographies. He began his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York.

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. He is currently a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at the Wharton School where he teaches courses on private equity.


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.