Dave is CRSP’s first non-academic director and has served as chief operating officer since 1998. Under his tenure, CRSP has expanded its product base beyond historic financial databases and academic indexes with the introduction of investible indexes in 2012. CRSP’s research client base now includes approximately 500 academic institutions and 100 commercial and governmental entities in over 35 countries. CRSP investible indexes and related data are now licensed to Vanguard for 16 of their domestic funds, to a significant list of broker dealers to support their market-making activities, and to consultants and institutions using them for consulting and for research and to benchmark investment performance. At this time Vanguard has approximately $1.25 trillion invested tracking CRSP indexes.
Dave previously served as an Executive Vice President at Heitman Financial, Ltd, and held official positions at Harris Bank, and the Northern Trust Company. Dave earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (now Chicago Booth) in 1970, and received his BS in Physics from Stanford University. Outside of CRSP he is CEO of two family agribusinesses that raise corn and soybeans, and he collects antique cars.