David Strasser

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Managing Director of SWaN & Legend Venture Partners. David Strasser is a Managing Director for SWaN & Legend. He has worked as a Wall Street sell-side and buy-side analyst since 1996, offering in-depth analysis of the retail and consumer industry for almost 20 years. As an analyst covering the retail industry, Mr. Strasser provided insights into strategy and growth of key retailers, including WalMart, Home Depot and Best Buy, and he became a go-to source for information for large U.S. retailers and for media outlets.

From 1996 through May 2015, Mr. Strasser held various positions on Wall Street. He was a sell-side analyst at Salomon Brothers, covering emerging growth companies and was then asked to cover retailers including Walmart, Home Depot, and Best Buy, amongst many others. He left the sell side from 2001 to 2004 to build and lead the consumer team at the hedge fund Andor Capital, one of the largest long/short equity hedge funds at the time. Mr. Strasser currently serves on the board of Seeds of Peace, a conflict resolution organization. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration from Cornell University, and his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

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