David F. Eisner has been a highly successful Wall Street executive, high growth CEO, entrepreneur and investor, and served as Assistant Secretary for Management of the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2018 until 2021.
As the chief operating officer of the Departmental Offices of the U.S. Treasury, Mr. Eisner was responsible for leading and executing Department-wide (85,000 person) operations, strategy and budget ($13 billion). In 2020, he played a lead role in the Treasury Department’s implementation of the CARES Act, including the establishment of the CARES Operations office under his direct control. In recognition of his contributions to the Treasury and the nation, he was awarded the Department’s highest recognition, the Hamilton Medal.
Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Mr. Eisner was a private investor, advisor and board member of several emerging technology companies, including serving as the executive chairman of ComplySci from 2016-2018.
In 1999, he founded (with the 10 largest investment banks) and served as the chief executive officer of TheMarkets.com LLC, a financial software and data firm, which was sold to The McGraw-Hill Companies in 2010. The sale resulted in a 10x return to the original investors. Mr. Eisner was three times named to Institutional Investor’s Online Finance 40, as one of the world’s the top fintech innovators.
From 1987-1999, after four years as a lawyer at Fried Frank, Mr. Eisner was an investment banker, and later, an executive, at Jefferies & Company. During his six-year tenure as executive vice president, Jefferies’ market capitalization grew from $70 million to $1.5 billion. Mr. Eisner had line responsibility for one-third of Jefferies’ revenue (fixed income, investment banking, international sales and trading, and research); and, he chaired the firm’s risk and underwriting committees, and served as acting chief financial officer (1993-1994). As a banker, he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, and was an early leader in the global corporate governance movement.
Mr. Eisner earned a B.S. in accounting and government from American University and he later served on the Board of Trustees. He earned a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where he was an editor of the American Journal of Law and Medicine. He has served as the chairperson of several not-for-profit organizations.