Many years ago, when I was a young analyst just starting out on the sell side of Wall Street, I knew David. Whenever I ran into him at company meetings or conferences, he went out of his way to be supportive, encouraging, and helpful. He would feed me smart questions to ask management and explain his thinking on a stock. I will never forget how nice he was to a junior analyst when other clients wouldn't have had the patience. It's been 15 years or more since those days, and I am a stay at home mom now, but I will always remember David fondly.
Gail Wiesenfeld, business associate
The only time I met David was when I attended the wedding of his daughter Roxanna to my cousin Daniel. He striked me as a very professional and respectable man. At the same time, he had no trouble transmitting to all attending his genuine love for his daughter and her new husband, as well as everyone else there. A fitting patriarch for the family which is now linked to my own. He will be missed.
Richard Geffen, family friend