David Topper is an Operating Partner at General Atlantic, a growth equity investment management firm with $25 billion in capital under management. At GA, David manages the firms overall relationships with the financial community and the firm’s capital markets activities on a global basis. He participates on portfolio company investment teams and provides strategic counsel to GA and its portfolio companies as a member of the Portfolio Committee. Mr. Topper serves on the board of directors at Amherst Pierpont Securities, is a board observer at Engility and is a former director of MeteoGroup and Affinion.
Prior to General Atlantic, David was Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets at J.P. Morgan. During his time at J.P. Morgan, David was Chairman of the Commitments Committee, led many of the firm's major advisory and capital raising transactions in the financial institutions, healthcare, media and other sectors and worked with the U.S. Treasury and other regulatory agencies on crisis related issues.
Prior to joining J. P. Morgan, David spent 22 years at Morgan Stanley where he served as Co-Head of U.S. Equity Capital Markets, Managing Director and Chairman of the Equity Commitment Committee and numerous other senior management positions in Debt Capital Markets, Leverage Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions.
David serves on the Board of the Duke University Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, the Advisory Board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, the Board of Directors of the Adams Memorial Foundation. He holds a B.A. from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. David resides in New York City with his wife and three daughters.