David’s professional career began in 1982 when he obtained his CPA and worked as an auditor and then tax accountant with Price Waterhouse in Chicago. From 1985 to 2008 he has been a financial advisor with Smith Barney, Inc., where he was a Senior Vice President, a Senior Investment Management Consultant, and a member of the firm’s Chairman’s Council since 1990. He is now a Director at Private Banking USA, a division of Credit Suisse and a principal of the Hirsch-Kelly Group. Their clients include foundations, endowments, profit sharing plans, as well as a large number of business owners and professionals. They pride themselves on taking a consultative approach in a product-driven industry. David is founder of Illinois Fatherhood Initiative, the country’s first state wide non-profit fatherhood organization, whose mission is connecting children and fathers by promoting responsible fathering and helping to equip men to become better fathers and father-figures.