MDC Ventures; David Doft

David Doft
Chief Financial Officer
MDC Partners
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A thought-leader in the media, advertising, technology and digital space, Mr. Doft serves as Chief Financial Officer of MDC Partners, overseeing all aspects of financial reporting and compliance, corporate finance and investor relations for the company.  As CFO, Mr. Doft also plays a leading role in helping MDC Partners – the parent company of approximately fifty global partner firms including Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners, 72andSunny, Anomaly and Doner – maximize strategic opportunities that are emerging with the convergence of media, technology, and creative.

Since joining MDC Partners in 2007, David has helped scale the business into one of the largest global advertising and marketing communications companies, triple revenue, and grow MDC Partners from a $450-million to a $1.2-billion business. He has also helped architect and launch the company’s venture investing strategy, and materially increase the company’s digital expertise organically and through acquisition.

With over fourteen years of Wall Street experience prior to joining MDC Partners, Mr. Doft is perhaps the only executive in the media space with experience in advertising, technology and digital media from sell-side, buy-side and corporate vantage points.  An active angel investor in technology companies and digital media since 1995, he has also been ranked numerous times among the top analysts covering the advertising and media sectors.

Mr. Doft came to MDC Partners from Cobalt Capital, a value-oriented hedge fund, where he oversaw the Media and Internet investments.  Prior to that, Mr. Doft worked in the equity research groups of several leading financial institutions, including Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities, ABN AMRO/ING Barings Furman Selz, where he was named Managing Director at only 29 years old, and CIBC World Markets, where he served as Executive Director.

Mr. Doft is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and today lives in New York City with his wife Abby and their four children.