David is the founder of Fairbridge Park with responsibility for investing and operating activities of the firm. Prior to Fairbridge Park, David was Partner at Emil Capital Partners, a pioneering investment firm in the sustainability and better-for-you consumer spaces. At ECP, David sourced, managed, and realized value for many of the firm’s investments. David started his career at Credit Suisse in Investment Banking and then as part of a Special Opportunities team focused on distressed opportunities of competitor banks. David received a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Middlebury College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. David is an active volunteer with local community organizations in New York. He enjoys writing, long distance running, the performing arts, and supporting causes that promote human development.
Patt is a Venture Partner with Fairbridge Park and supports the team with ecosystem development, investment activity, and strategy. He has spent 10+ years in the consumer startup space. Patt began his career working for tech pioneers and venture investors, Jean and Steve Case, leading sales and distribution strategy for their mission-driven wine venture, Early Mountain Vineyards, before co-founding Common Wealth Crush Co, an incubator dedicated to growing the next generation of Virginia winemakers and their brands. Patt is also VP of Strategy for Shadow Search, a Washington D.C. based talent acquisition firm focused at the intersection of tech, marketing, and communications. Patt received a BSBA from the University of Richmond and holds an MBA from the University of Virginia where he worked with UVA’s Seed Fund. He is especially passionate about the entrepreneurial promise of the American South, his longtime home, and is a lifelong musician.