Managing Director, Private Equity Advisory Services
David Asher serves as the Managing Director of Private Equity Services for RKON. Through his more than 20 years of global business and technology development, he has worked within and established an extensive understanding of the manufacturing, retail/distribution, metals/mining, healthcare, technology, and financial services industries. As RKON’s Managing Director of PE Services, David provides pre- and post-investment IT services for private equity clients and their portfolio companies.
David is a consummate IT professional and subject matter expert, with knowledge spanning the transaction lifecycle. This includes, but it not limited to, acquisition readiness, operational & IT due diligence, day one planning, post-merger integration and carve-out activities, and portfolio company support services. David applies extensive M&A strategy and integration knowledge to partner with private equity clients, helping them to avoid common mistakes and accelerate value generation.
Before joining the RKON team, David worked as the Practice Director at ACA Aponix. During this time, the firm received the 2019 Due Diligence Firm of the Year award by the M&A Advisor, which highlighted the firm’s ability to deliver impactful and actionable M&A technology and risk management services. David has also held senior directorship roles at Alvarez & Marsal, Behre Dolbear Capital, Inc., and Coeur Mining.
David holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Finance from Gonzaga University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Washington. David is a member of the Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions, M&A Leadership Council, and Corporate Finance Institute (CFI). He is also a Certified M&A Advisor (CM&AA), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA).