David T. Thibodeau
David Thibodeau is a seasoned corporate finance executive within the health and wellness industry with a successful history of entrepreneurship, corporate strategy, international merger and acquisitions and equity capital raising. David joined Dunn Rush in early 2014 as a Senior Advisor focusing on the Healthy Living sector. He is a pioneer in the healthy living industry where he has developed a particular expertise over the last 25 years. For many years, David was head of the Health, Wellness and Lifestyle corporate finance group at Canaccord Genuity (formerly Adams Harkness & Hill). He served as an advisor on many of the industry’s leading and transformative M&A transactions that defined the evolution of the wellness industry. David is a frequent speaker at key industry events such as the NBJ Summit, Supply Side East & West, Nutritional Capital Network, BevNet and others.
David began his career in commercial lending at Comerica Bank in Detroit, MI. In 1983 he left banking and over the next several years founded two companies – a rustic style furniture manufacturer and a specialty/natural food company. David sold the last of these business in 1990. He then joined with the founder of Yoplait Yogurt USA to start Boston Bay Management, a corporate development firm focused on strategic and operational expansion of domestic and international companies primarily in the natural and specialty food business. David joined Adams Harkness & Hill in 2000.
In addition to his role at Dunn Rush, David serves as a Managing Director of Wellvest Capital, a private investment and strategic advisory firm focused on the Healthy Living industry. Over the years he has been an active volunteer and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for the Boys and Girls Club of Boston.
David received his B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from Babson College, and is a Registered Investment Banking and Securities Representative (Series 7, 63, 79).
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