David Topper

Senior Advisor

REGION United States


David Topper is a Senior Advisor at General Atlantic.  For eight years, he was an Operating Partner with the firm, providing capital markets expertise to portfolio companies.  Before joining General Atlantic in 2012, David was Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets at J.P. Morgan where he led the firm’s major advisory and capital raising transactions and worked with the U.S. Treasury and other regulatory agencies on crisis-related issues. He also served as Chairman of the Commitments Committee at J.P. Morgan. Prior to this, 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. Earlier in his career, he held several other senior management positions in Morgan Stanley’s Debt Capital Markets, Leveraged Finance, and Mergers & Acquisitions divisions.

Current Board Affiliations

Amherst Pierpont, Board Member

Historical Board Affiliations

Affinion Group, Board Member
MateoGroup, Board Member


Duke University, A.B., Economics and Political Science
Stanford Graduate School of Business, M.B.A.

Community Involvement

Duke University, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Emeritus Trustee Member
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Advisory Board Member
Adams Memorial Foundation, Trustee