David serves as the founder and chairman of The Mako Group, one of Europe’s most prominent providers of liquidity in exchange-traded financial instruments. Based in London, Mako acts as a principal trading house while also offering investment opportunities through strategic, structured solutions.
David’s other work includes acting as Founder and Chairman of Mpower Pictures, a Santa Monica-based independent motion picture production company, which recently produced Man Down, starring Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman and Kate Mara. David also acts as the strategic investor for The Video Genome Project, the world’s largest and most granular database of video metadata.
With his wife, David has been active in supporting not-for-profit initiatives, including We See Hope, The Alpha Course, Water.Org, Eastern Congo Initiative, alongside philanthropic investments in several university programs.
In addition to his work, David is an avid adventurer, a competitive sailor, a private pilot and an outdoorsman. In 2010 he navigated his Rigid Inflatable Boat (Zodiac) in partnership with Bear Grylls and a crew of three others through the famed Northwest Passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific –from Greenland to Alaska – over the top of North America.