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David Kimelberg

JD '98

Seneca Holdings (Seneca Nation, NY)


David Kimelberg is a leading business and legal executive, having worked in the venture capital, investment and related industries for over a decade. In addition to serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Seneca Holdings, David is the CEO of Seneca Broadcasting and Seneca Imports. He is also a board member of Seneca Telecommunications.

Before joining Seneca Holdings as its founding CEO, David served as Vice President and General Counsel for SoftBank Capital and SoftBank Holdings, multi-billion dollar venture capital and investment companies located in Boston and New York City. ln his roles at SoftBank, David was a principal executive in an ìnvestment group responsible for billions of dollars of successful U.S. and foreign company investments, M&A activity, public offerings and complex monetization transactions, including one of the largest debt and collar monetization transactions executed worldwide.

Prior to SoftBank, David was a corporate attorney with Foley Hoag LLP in Boston and Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft LLP in New York City, where he specialized in representing venture capital and investment groups. He also previously clerked for a U.S. federal judge. David received a JD from Cornell Law School (magna cum laude) and a BS in Finance from Northeastern University (magna cum laude). He was an editor of the Cornell Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif honor society.


Mr. Kimelberg received a Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif. He was also an editor of the Cornell Law Review. He received a BS in Finance, magna cum laude, from Northeastern University. Mr. Kimelberg is a member of the New York and Massachusetts bars.