Managing Director

David Bard is a Managing Director and joined Halifax in 2018.  He is responsible for assisting in sourcing, evaluation, execution and monitoring investments. 

Before joining Halifax, David was a Principal at American Securities, a New York based private equity firm, 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 and worked with the firm in several geographies.  David began his career with McKinsey & Company.   

David currently holds 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.  In addition, he completed the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, earning a BS in Economics from The Wharton School and a BAS from Penn Engineering, where he graduated summa cum laude. 

David is currently a Senior Fellow at The Wharton School where he teaches, is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, and works with Year Up, a nonprofit providing education and support for young adults seeking to achieve their potential after high school.  David resides in Washington, DC with his wife and son. | (202) 530-8300