David joined Austral Group as an early-stage investor and strategic advisor in 2007. Away from Austral Group, David serves on the Board of Directors of several companies, and until recently as CEO of AutoPlanet, an automotive parts and supplies retailer owned by Derco SA, one of South America’s largest distributors of automobiles and machinery. David previously led business development for Derco, pioneering the importation and marketing of Chinese cars and trucks into Chile and Peru. Prior to this, David was Head of Investor Relations for NYSE-listed Quiñenco of Chile's Luksic Group, and CFO of Habitaria, a real estate start-up. David has also moonlighted as a professional jazz musician as an award-winning saxophonist. David holds a BA Magna Cum Laude in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.