David Frank joined Benjamin F. Edwards in 2020 following a thirty-year career as an investment banker at large investment banking firms in New York City. David worked in senior roles at four different major investment banks, advising a wide array of clients across varied industries including retail, consumer products & services, distribution, food & beverage, industrials and transportation. He brings to Benjamin F. Edwards extensive experience and expertise in mergers, acquisitions, corporate sales and divestitures, leveraged debt financing, financial restructurings and equity capital raising.
David has advised a broad variety of larger and mid-cap clients on strategic M&A and important corporate financing transactions. Most recently, David headed the Consumer & Retail investment banking industry group at RBC Capital Markets. He previously was the head of Retail investment banking at both Credit Suisse and Wells Fargo Securities. He also worked for several years advising and financing industrial and transportation clients at Lehman Brothers. David’s advisory clients have included such larger companies as Walmart, 7-Eleven and Restaurant Depot, as well as mid-cap leaders like Schnucks Markets, Smile Brands, Meineke/Maaco and Strategic Partners.
David served as a Charter Member of the Executive Advisory Council of Feeding America, the largest U.S. non-governmental food assistance organization, and a Trustee of Business Today at Princeton University. He graduated from Princeton University with an AB magna cum laude, and obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School.
David was raised in St. Louis, and then pursued his career in investment banking in New York City where he and his wife Dawn raised two sons in Manhattan. They enjoy spending time with family, skiing, biking, travel and being outdoors. David is also an avid reader and has remained a staunch St. Louis sports fan.