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David Weild is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Weild & Co. He is a noted expert on capital markets and capital formation who has testified before the U.S. Congress at the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, the SEC, and in front of the 34-member nations and the European Commission for the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He is regarded by many as the Father of the JOBS Act for studies that he co-authored that were the first to identify and characterize the long-term structural decline in the IPO and listed company markets.
In September 2017, Mr. Weild was named one of twenty Visionaries and one of ten StartUp Entrepreneurs in The World's Most Influential People in Market Structure, a book by Patrick L. Young. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Weild served as Vice Chairman of The NASDAQ Stock Market in charge of the Corporate Client Division with line responsibility for NASDAQ's 4,000 listed companies. He created NASDAQ's Market Intelligence Desk, Corporate Services Network and dual listings strategy which ultimately resulted in listing Charles Schwab and Hewlett Packard. While at NASDAQ, Mr. Weild had the privilege of working with such luminaries as Howard Schultz (Starbucks), Tom Stemberg (Staples), Craig Barrett (Intel), Michael Dell (Dell Computer), Steve Jobs (Apple, Pixar, NeXT Computer) and others. He also had the privilege of working with NASDAQ senior management, the SEC, the U.S. Treasury and the U.S. Congress to reopen the U.S. stock markets in the aftermath of 9/11 and had the honor of leading his team to work with NASDAQ listed companies to implement share repurchase programs as a safety net to help investor confidence when markets reopened.
Mr. Weild headed equity capital markets and corporate finance at a top-ten underwriter of IPOs and follow-on equity offerings. During his career, he has participated in managing more than 1,000 public equity offering transactions.
Mr. Weild holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business and a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University. He also studied on exchange at The Sorbonne, Ecole des Haute Etudes Commerciales, and The Stockholm School of Economics. Mr. Weild is former Treasurer of The Bond Club of New York.
David holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 79, 82 and 99 licenses.