David C. Wells
David C. Wells is the Founder and CEO Family Capital Strategy. With 15 years of experience conducting strategic and investment analysis, David founded the firm in 2019. Previously, David was a Partner at Woodmont Investment Counsel in Nashville, a ~$900MM Registered Investment Advisor where he worked closely with families and institutions at the intersection of investment, strategy and governance. Prior to Woodmont, he has a lengthy background as a fundamental investor and consultant, having been the founder of a long-short hedge fund and as a senior equity analyst.
David has and continues to serve in a broad range of governance roles. David is the Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Investment Committee for the private trust company of a 75 member Midwestern family. He is also a Board Observer on the family’s Holding Company board. As well, he currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Nashville Classical Charter School in Nashville, and as a member of the Steering Committee for the Nashville Chapter of the Private Directors Association.
An Eagle Scout, David is a graduate of Wake Forest University, magna cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma. He has completed executive education course work on Family Business Governance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Additionally, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder. He is a 21/64 Certified Advisor for those who work in an advisory role with multi-generational families.