David Weild is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Weild & Co. He is a noted expert on capital markets and capital formation who has testified before the U.S. Congress at the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, the SEC, and in front of the 34-member nations and the European Commission for the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He is regarded by many as the Father of the JOBS Act for studies that he co-authored that were the first to identify and characterize the long-term structural decline in the IPO and listed company markets.
From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Weild served as Vice Chairman of The NASDAQ Stock Market in charge of the Corporate Client Division with line responsibility for NASDAQ’s 4,000 listed companies. He created NASDAQ’s Market Intelligence Desk, Corporate Services Network, and dual listings strategy which ultimately resulted in listing Charles Schwab and Hewlett Packard. He had the privilege of working with NASDAQ senior management, the SEC, the U.S. Treasury, and the U.S. Congress to reopen the U.S. stock markets in the aftermath of 9/11 and had the honor of leading his team to work with NASDAQ listed companies to implement share repurchase programs as a safety net to help investor confidence when markets reopened.
During his career, he has participated in managing more than 1,000 public equity offering transactions.