Chairman & CEO, Weild & Co.
David Weild is Chairman and CEO of Weild & Co. Founded in late 2016, Weild & Co. is a rapidly growing, decentralized investment bank. Now in 26 States and four countries. It was named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies in August 2021 and again in August of 2022.
David is a former Vice Chairman of The NASDAQ Stock Market who had oversight responsibility for all 5,000 NASDAQ-listed public companies. He is broadly known as “Father of the JOBS Act” (the Act that led to securities crowdfunding, generally solicited private placements, new forms of IPOs, including Reg. A+ and Emerging Growth Company IPOs, in order to broaden access to capital). He headed investment banking and equity capital markets at Prudential Securities (Then, a Top 10 underwriter) and served as President of PrudentialFinancial.com.
He is a sought-after expert who has spoken at the White House (“My Brother’s Keeper, I Have A Dream Summit” and US Office of Science and Technology Policy), U.S. Congress, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the European Commission, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), the G-20, the Budapest Economic Forum \, The National Black Chamber of Commerce, The Rainbow Push Coalition, The Kingonomics Conference for the 50 th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington (where he first met Congressman John Lewis).
An innovator, David has priced over 500 IPOs and 500 follow-on offerings and pioneered the use of form S-3 shelf registrations to help issuers mitigate market risk. This led to entire new categories of financings for less-than-investment-grade issuers including overnight equity offerings, registered directs, accelerated book builds and equity lines of credit. He created the first algorithmic new issue allocation systems to improve new issue distribution quality and the Market Intelligence Desk or “MID” at NASDAQ. He holds or was given credit for FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 79, 82 and 99 licenses. He also serves, or has served, as a board member to several private and public companies.
David holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business and a BA in Biology from Wesleyan University where he did graduate work in molecular genetics and was the European Correspondent for GEN. He studied on exchange at The Sorbonne, Ecole des Haute Etudes Commerciales and The Stockholm School of Economics. He is also Chairman Emeritus of Tuesday’s Children ( www.tuesdayschildren.org ), the noted 9/11 charity that also provides support to US military families of the fallen, first responders and set up the Resiliency Center of Newtown.