David co-founded and leads AeroFarms, a clean-technology company that builds and operates advanced vertical farms in urban environments.
David is a member of the World Economic Forum where he co-chairs the Young Global Leaders Circular Economy Taskforce. David is also a member of the B20 Sustainable Food System Taskforce, which advises the G20. In addition, David serves as a managing trustee of New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center – a prominent US interactive science museum. David was also privileged to co-chair New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Agriculture Transition Committee. In 2018, David was honored as Ernst & Young’s (NJ) Entrepreneur of the Year (Food and Beverage).
David received his BA from UNC Chapel Hill and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He competed for the United States in fencing, where he was a finalist at a world cup and represented the NYAC, winning three US National Team Fencing Championships and two individual silver medals.