Darden Capital Management

Darden Fund


Investment Thesis

Portfolio Manager Bios

David Waldman – Senior Portfolio Manager

David graduated from Hamilton College Magna Cum Laude in 2007, where he earned a B.A. with Honors in World Politics and a minor in Economics. Prior to Darden, David spent three years as a hedge fund equity analyst and emerging market private equity associate. During this period, Dave spent time living, working and investing in emerging Eastern Europe. Following these years, David worked in M&A with a special focus on Software-as-a-Service and real assets. Since 2007, David has been an active member of the Echoing Green Social Investment Council. During his tenure, David was instrumental in founding the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Council, bringing together impact investors across the region. Following his first year at Darden, David interned for the summer in Liberty Mutual Insurance's Global Specialty division. 

Alex Cameron – Portfolio Manager

Alex graduated from the University of Maryland in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Alex came to Darden after spending four years in the finance industry. Most recently, Alex worked at Capstone Strategic, a boutique M&A consultancy, and was responsible for sourcing and structuring external growth opportunities for corporate clients. Prior to Capstone, Alex co-founded a buy-side search firm helping financial sponsors uncover proprietary deal flow. During the summer, Alex will intern as a Summer Associate at Barclays Investment Bank. 

Brian Dunne – Portfolio Manager

After graduating from James Madison University in 2008 with a degree in Economics and Political Science, Brian joined IBM Strategy Consulting Group. During his four years at IBM Brian assisted IBM Consulting in the development and expansion its economic development practice and client base. He spent a majority of his time focusing on defining the methodology behind assisting Small-to-Medium sized enterprises in developing countries expand and obtain financing. This summer Brian will be interning as an Investment Banking Summer Associate at Citi in New York. 

Aaron Mack – Portfolio Manager

Prior to attending Darden, Aaron spent three years working at Barclays Capital in New York City. While at Barclays, Aaron worked in Fixed Income Capital Markets within the Investment Banking Division. In this role, Aaron advised Investment Grade and High Yield companies in the origination and execution of debt securities across domestic and foreign markets. Aaron received his B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University, where he graduated with honors. This summer Aaron will be interning at a distressed debt hedge fund in New York City.




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