Dave has deep experience with apparel, footwear, accessories, and luxury, having covered those sectors as a senior equity research analyst at Deutsche Bank. His industry expertise includes company financials and strategic initiatives, product trends, and shifting consumer preferences. In particular, Dave is interested in key themes including the integration of technology within new business ideas, the power of brands versus retailers, the shift to localized manufacturing (including to the U.S.), and strategies for driving customer conversion rates. Prior to his time at Deutsche Bank, Dave worked in investment consulting for Mercer. Dave holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Illinois.