David is managing partner of First Avenue Partners, a private equity firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. First Avenue was an early investor in iPayment, Inc., where David was a director until it was taken private. He was also a director for Dollar General for over 15 years before its privatization, and he continues to sit on the boards of several First Avenue investments and non-profit organizations. Prior to founding First Avenue, David was a partner with J.C. Bradford & Co.