Prior to joining Woodbridge, David founded First City Corporate Advisory Services with James Taylor in 1996. In 17 years they have handled over 180 engagements — covering M&A, capital raising, valuations, independent expert’s reports and strategy advice. They have been involved in many transactions involving financial services, technology, health and industrial services. Their clients have ranged from start-ups to a number of Fortune 500 companies. Before founding First City, David had 12 years senior management experience with HSBC Group in Australia. He holds a B.Bus from University of Technology, Sydney and is a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the CFA Institute.