David Hales


Major & School:
Economics at
University of Utah

Start Date:
May 2016


David is currently a student at the University of Utah studying Economics. For the past 3 years he has worked as an analyst for the Internet security company Digicert and participated in a successful buyout of the company by private equity firm Thoma Bravo. His involvement in the due diligence responsibilities in this transaction led to his interest in private equity, eventually resulting in him joining University Growth Fund. Since joining he has enjoyed the challenge of evaluating several different companies within sectors such as consumer technologies, on-demand services, B2B, SaaS, and VR/AR. His experience has cemented his interest in pursuing a career in Venture Capital, Private Equity, or Investment Banking.

David spends his free time road biking, golfing, skiing and following football and basketball. He enjoys the challenges associated with difficult projects and competitive endeavors.


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