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Cornellians in Private Equity

David Perez

M.E.N. '91

President and Chief Operating Officer
Palladium Equity Partners (New York, NY)


Mr. David Perez serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Palladium Equity Partners, LLC. Previously, Mr. Perez held senior private equity positions, serving as a Principal at General Atlantic Partners, where he led its investing efforts in the financial services industry. Prior to this, Mr. Perez was a Principal at Atlas Venture and Senior Associate at Chase Capital Partners from 1997 to 2000. He started his career as an investment banker at James D. Wolfensohn, Inc. where Mr. Perez specialized in providing mergers and acquisitions advice to a select group of multinational corporations. He has been the Chairman and Director of Regional Management Corp., since April 2011 and March 2007 respectively.


Mr. Perez received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, a Masters of Engineering from Cornell University, an M.S., and a B.S. degree from the Dresden University of Technology.

Board Affiliations

Mr. Perez serves as a Director of Aconcagua Holdings; American Gilsonite; Capital Contractors, Inc.; Prince Minerals; Herald National Bank; Remesas Quisqueyana; Ballet Hispanico; and Taco Bueno. Mr. Perez serves as the Chair of National Association of Investment Companies. In addition, he is a Member of the New America Alliance and Council on Foreign Relations, where Mr. Perez serves on the Finance and Budget Committee of the Board of Directors. He is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation.