David Tom joined VCFA’s New York office in 2006 and focuses on the sourcing of secondary purchase opportunities, evaluating, negotiating and closing secondary purchases, in particular with fund restructurings. Prior to joining VCFA, Mr. Tom was a consultant with Dynasty Capital Services, a financial advisory firm that focuses on Asian Markets.
Mr. Tom began his career as an Investment Banker in the Goldman Sachs High Technology Group, where he participated in M&A transactions and equity offerings from 1998 - 2000. He also served in the strategic planning group of Sphera Optical Networks, a venture-backed telecommunications start-up.
Mr. Tom graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. As an undergraduate, Mr. Tom was the founder and Editor-In-Chief of Around & About Providence: The Unofficial Guide to Brown and Beyond published in the Summer of 1998 and awarded five stars on Amazon.com. At Harvard, Mr. Tom was a runner-up in the HBS Business Plan Competition. Mr. Tom is also a CFA charterholder. Mr. Tom is also a contributor to PEHub.com.