David Evan Simpson

Entertainment & Venture Finance
David´s motto:

“Show me your habits. I’ll show you your future.”

David Evan Simpson

I’m a born and bred Bostonian, which means education, social issues, and sports flow through my blood (not necessarily in that order). I continue to be a life-long learner, pursuing educational goals in every decade of my life. My sports fanaticism was rewarded with two decades of New England Patriots grandeur, a slew of Celtics titles, and the lifting of the Curse of the Bambino. And social consciousness permeates my blood and manifests itself through involvement with organizations advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives. When I’m not traveling the world, I can be found on tennis courts and beaches, with a green juice nearby.

David´s Bio:

Over the past 15 years, as an institutional money manager, David has underwritten over $3 billion in private equity commitments around the world. Currently, he is an Investment Officer at the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA), a $65 billion pension plan serving the 165,000 workers of LA County. He is primarily focused on the private equity portfolio covering domestic buyouts and opportunities in emerging markets. David also represents LACERA as a member of the ILPA Diversity & Inclusion Council. In prior roles, David was the Research Director for a family office in Dubai, an Investment Analyst at SFERS, and a Director of Finance at Charles Schwab.  

David graduated from Harvard with an AB in Psychology & Social Relations and holds an MS in Finance from the University of Colorado at Denver. Currently, David is completing work towards a Doctorate in Business Administration at the University of Liverpool. 

David also completed UCLA’s graduate program in Advanced Screenwriting. David has attended screenwriting seminars with Michael Hauge and workshops with Daniel John Carey. David has completed seven feature-length screenplays including “Over the Edge”, a Chesterfield semifinalist; “Thompkins Glen”, an American Accolades semifinalist, and “10 Days of Anya”, which advanced to the 2nd round at the Austin Film Festival. David’s animated short film, “The Incredible Journey of Oscar Berger”, was an official selection in seven film festivals, winning an Award of Excellence at the International Film Festival in Indonesia in the category of ‘Spirituality-Religion-Visionary International Short Films’.    

David has traveled to over thirty countries, and in his free time, writes feature-length screenplays and is an avid tennis player.