David Pollak

David Pollak has spent more than two decades working at the intersection of Public Policy and the financial markets. He is currently a Senior Strategic Advisor and Independent Consultant at McKenna, Long & Aldridge. He is also Director of Marketing at Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P, a private equity fund manager that provides creative capital and business solutions to middle market companies. David is a member of the Democratic National Committee where he serves on the Credentials Committee.In 2008 David was the New York State Director for the Obama for America Campaign. From 2006-2008 Mr. Pollak served as Co-Chairman of the New York State Democratic Party, where he was unanimously elected by Party members. Prior to 2006 David was an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, PaineWebber and UBS. His investment banking experience includes transactional work in the areas of asset management, municipal bonds, public power, transportation, public-private partnerships, and land-use.David is a regular political commentator on MSNBC, the FoxNews Channel, NY1 and CNN. He has spoken internationally about US politics, economics and financial policy. He has also been heard on National Public Radio, Air America, WNYC and WWRL and other radio stations nationwide.David serves on the Board of Trustees of The Community Service Society which is dedicated to alleviating poverty in New York. He is also on the Board of The Center for Arts Education, an organization dedicated to restoring and sustaining arts education in New York City's public schools. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Arab American Institute based in Washington DC.He was named one of New York’s “Freshest Faces” by the Daily News, and a New York “Power Baby” by the New York Observer.David received his Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University, and his BA in Economics and Politics from the Colorado College.