David Hadley is the founder and president of Hadley Partners and has 23 years of investment banking experience.
From 1986 to 1999, David was an investment banker at BT Alex. Brown and its predecessors. David’s final position there was as a managing director in the firm’s media & communications investment banking group. In addition to his extensive media & communications experience, David acted as a senior banker serving food & beverage and industrial concerns. Noteworthy clients included: Goodman Manufacturing (the leading producer of HVAC products in the world); TLC Beatrice International Holdings (Reginald Lewis’ leveraged buyout of Beatrice Foods’ European operations); Sparkling Spring Water (the world’s fifth largest bottled water company, subsequently acquired by Groupe Danone); and Rifkin Cable (a leading cable operator prior to its acquisition by Charter Communications). Services provided included virtually all forms of investment banking and financing transactions.
David participated as one of the five original members of BT Securities’ high yield capital markets group from 1990 to 1993, participating in all aspects of BT’s high yield business as it grew from a start-up to a Wall Street leader.
David earned his B.A. summa cum laude in Economics and History at Dartmouth College, and his MSc. with distinction in Economic History from the London School of Economics. David lives in Manhattan Beach, California, with his wife Suzanne and their four children.