David J. Walker is the CFO and CCO of SHIM, a long/short equity hedge fund in New York City. He was previously a Cofounder, Managing Partner, and President of Flintlock Capital Asset Management, LLC, a commodity-focused global macrohedge fund in New York City. Mr. Walker raised over $160 million for Flintlock Capital, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.
Before cofounding Flintlock Capital, Mr. Walker was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Tower Capital Asset Management, L.P. a $650 million fund of funds in New York City. While there, he launched a $180M Fund of Managed Accounts and was responsible for the daily operations and compliance functions of the firm.
Prior to joining Tower Capital, Mr. Walker was the Director of Operations at Scout Capital Management, L.L.C., a $3 billion equity long/short hedge fund in New York. While there, he oversaw the operations of the firm that consisted of two off-shore funds, two domestic funds and three managed accounts.
Before Scout, Mr. Walker served as the Business Manager for Concordia Advisors, L.L.C., a $2.2 billion multi-strategy hedge fund with offices in New York, London and Bermuda. While there, Mr. Walker managed operations and launched four new funds with combined assets of $360 million.
Mr. Walker has also served as an officer in the United States Army. He spent most of his career as an officer in Special Operations and in light Infantry to include leadership positions in the 5th Special Forces Group (ODA 593), the 3rd Ranger Battalion and the 82nd Airborne Division.
Mr. Walker holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (2002) and a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point (1991). He is a military Jumpmaster and a VFR rated Private Pilot. Dave has volunteered for the Valley Rescue Mission, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Wall Street Warfighters. He was previously on the boards of three non-profits: Kingsport Child Development Center, Alliance for Veterans Support and Team Racing 4 Vets.