David Hooper is a co-founder of Centerview Capital and currently serves as a senior advisor. Prior to 2016, he was a partner and managed the firm’s consumer fund and co-chaired its investment committee. Hooper played a leading role in Centerview’s investments in Nielsen, Richelieu Foods, Big Heart Pet Brands, Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and Advantage Solutions. Hooper previously was a managing director, head of the Consumer Group, and chairman of the U.S. Investment Committee at Vestar Capital Partners. He also served as a financial consultant to GPA Group plc and worked for Blackstone Group and Drexel Burnham Lambert.
Hooper holds a BSBA from Georgetown University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also is a board member of Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine and Resurrection School Foundation.