CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
David Nazarian is the Chief Financial Officer of the Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation and the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Nimes Capital (www.nimescapital.com). In his 30-year career, David has established a consistent track record of identifying opportunities ahead of the pack, actively managing those investments and executing effective monetization strategies across a diverse range of investment classes and underlying industries.
David's history as a visionary investor and business builder began his active involvement in his family's early identification of the potential for wireless communications technology that ultimately became part of Qualcomm, Inc., one of the most successful corporations in the history of the telecommunications industry.
Capitalizing on the success of Qualcomm, David focused on investment opportunities that could be utilized to diversify his family's holdings. David displayed his acumen and investment vision by orchestrating the roll up of aerospace equipment manufacturers during a trough period in a highly cyclical industry; acquiring vast holdings of real estate from the Resolution Trust Corporation in the early 1990s; and strategically investing in the hotel industry following the economic downturn in the early 2000s, then divesting a majority of those investments prior to 2008. David started three early-stage venture funds concentrated on wireless communication and broadband infrastructure businesses and, most recently, began backing highly-innovative clean technology companies. David's philosophy is to be active in the management of investments via a variety of roles, including serving as an executive, investment committee member, member of the board of directors and/or formal advisor to the underlying companies.
In addition to his business activities, David is extremely active in the greater Los Angeles community through his support of numerous charitable organizations; his role as Chair of the Investment Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the UCLA Foundation; his involvement with the Board of Governors and Investment Committee for the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; and his membership on the USC Marshall School of Business Board of Leaders. David received his MBA from the University of Southern California.