David Topper joined GA in 2012. As an Operating Partner, he manages the firms overall relationships with the financial community and the firm’s capital markets activities on a global basis. David also 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 and MeteoGroup. He also holds an observer seat on the board of Engility (previously TASC), He previously served on the board of directors at Affinion Group.
Mr. Topper was previously with J. P. Morgan where he joined in 2005 as Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets. During his time at J.P. Morgan, he became Chairman of Equity Capital Markets, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Chairman of the Commitments Committee, and led many of the firm's major advisory and capital raising transactions in the financial institutions, healthcare, media and other sectors.
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.
David serves on the Board of the Duke University Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Museum of New York, and 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.