David Nierenberg

Advisory Board Chair

David Nierenberg is Founder and President of Nierenberg Investment Management Company (NIMCO), which manages The D3 Family Funds, a family of investment partnerships which seek long term capital gain through investment in a concentrated portfolio of undervalued micro-cap public equities. Before founding NIMCO in 1996, David was a General Partner at Trinity Ventures for a decade, where he invested in turnarounds, financial services, and healthcare, and usually served as a corporate director.

David was a director of Peace Health Southwest Washington Medical Center from 1997–2009 and Vice Chair from 2002–2008. David now serves as a director of Flotek Industries, Rosetta Stone, and Riverview Bancorp. Previous public boards include Natus Medical and Electro Scientific Industries. He was a Trustee of Whitman College from 2009– 2016. David chaired the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington from 2009–2012. He serves on the Washington State Investment Board. David chairs The Ira Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School, a world leader in corporate governance. Previously he was Vice Chair of the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance at Yale. David chairs the Research Advisory Committee for Glass-Lewis, the second largest global proxy advisor.  He is a director of The National World War II Museum and STAND for Children. From 2006-12 he was one of eight original national finance chairs of Romney for President.

Locally, David chaired the Evergreen School District Foundation, and was a director of the Confluence Project. David and his wife Patricia were designated Philanthropists of the Year in Southwest Washington.

David earned a B.A. with Distinction in History, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Yale College in 1975 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1978. He is a retired member of the Massachusetts Bar.