David Hooper is a co-founder of Centerview Capital and currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the firm. Prior to mid-2016, David was a Partner and managed the firm’s consumer fund and co-chaired its investment committee. David played a leading role in Centerview’s investments in Nielsen, Richelieu Foods, Big Heart Pet Brands, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine and Advantage Solutions.
Prior to Centerview Capital, David was a Managing Director, Head of the Consumer Group and Chairman of the U.S. Investment Committee at Vestar Capital Partners. Prior to joining Vestar in 1994, David served as a financial consultant to GPA Group plc and was a member of The Blackstone Group’s Principal Investment Group and Drexel Burnham Lambert’s M&A department.
David holds a BSBA from Georgetown University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar. David serves on the Board of Advisors for Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine and Richelieu Foods.