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David Weild
Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer


405 Lexington Avenue 26th Floor
New York, 10174
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Capital Markets Advisory Partners

David Weild

Capital Markets Advisory Partners

CMA Partners is a member of FINRA and SIPC.   By and with our group of affiliated companies we are innovators and advisors to issuers and investment managers on a spectrum of capital markets issues, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, mergers and acquisitions, fund launches, fund raises and investor targeting.

Collectively, we bring hundreds of years of experience from leading institutions including Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley,  Robertson Stephens, UBS, Prudential Securities and  The NASDAQ Stock Market..

Studies authored by our principals have been entered into the Congressional Record and the Federal Register and our principals have participated in or testified in front of:

  • The NYSE and National Venture Capital Association’s (NVCA) Blue Ribbon Panel to restore liquidity in the US venture capital industry (2009)
  • The CFTC-SEC Joint Panel on Emerging Regulatory Issues (2010)
  • The House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Capital Markets (2011)
  • The U.S. Treasury’s Capital Formation Conference  (2011)

We are frequently cited in leading publications including, The Economist, Forbes, The Financial Times, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.  In addition, principals have appeared on BloombergTV, CNBC, and Fox News.

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Capital Markets Advisory Partners

Capital Markets Advisory Partners was founded by David Weild, former vice chairman and head of listed companies and related businesses at NASDAQ and head of equity capital markets and investment banking at Prudential Securities.  His team works exclusively for issuers and has developed a number of unique, repeatable and proprietary processes to support issuers and their boards in equity capital raises by:

  • •     Delivering a larger and higher quality institutional order book by working in tandem with the underwriters for the benefit of the issuer.
  • •     Implementing transaction controls
  • •    Providing broadly actionable information to management and their investor relations firms to improve aftermarket performance.

The principals bring a track record of having successfully executed over 1,000 IPOs, follow-on and convertible offerings at major Wall Street investment banks.  Our thought-leadership work led us to see a gap in the market that Wall Street was not filling – deep transaction experience and issuer-aligned advisory services. As an independent, company-aligned advisor, we work exclusively for management and the board (not public investors, although we interact with institutional investors daily) to enable our clients to better engage and leverage the investment banking, research and distribution infrastructures available in the marketplace.  We constantly evaluate the capabilities of firms and combinations of firms (manager groups) so that our clients can have the information necessary to make more informed decisions that will lead to better outcomes on the offering and well into the aftermarket.

We bring an understanding of markets and market structures and their implications to issuers from the US to Toronto to London to China and work with venture-backed and private-equity backed issuers.  We also help raise funds for select venture capital and private equity funds.


David is the founder of Capital Markets Advisory Partners. He was formerly Vice Chairman of The NASDAQ Stock Market in charge of the Corporate Client Division with line responsibility for NASDAQ’s 4,000 listed companies. David was behind NASDAQ’s Market Intelligence DeskSM, Corporate Services NetworkSM, Dual Listings and Research Initiatives.

Prior to NASDAQ, David spent 14 years at Prudential Securities in a number of senior management roles, including President of eCommerce, Head of Corporate Finance, Head of Technology Investment Banking and Head of Equity Capital Markets in New York, London and Tokyo. He worked on over 500 IPO’s, Follow-on offerings and convertible transactions and was an innovator of new issue systems and securities underwriting structures, including the use of Form S-3′s to mitigate risk for small capitalization companies raising equity and convertible debt capital.

David holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business and a BA from Wesleyan University. He has studied on exchange at The Sorbonne, Ecole des Haute Etudes Commerciales and The Stockholm School of Economics. David is a member of The Economic Club of New York and a member and former Treasurer of The Bond Club of New York. He serves on the board of Tuesday’s Children, a charity providing support to children who lost parents on September 11. He currently holds FINRA Series 7, Series 24, Series 79, Series 99, and Series 63 licenses.

Partnership; 5001-10,000 employees; Accounting industry

August 2008Present (3 years 9 months) New York, NY

Stock market structure as it affects the success of isssuers in accessing public and private market sources of equity capital.

June 2007Present (4 years 11 months) New York, NY

We are an innovator in capital formation. We work with issuers, exchanges and financial sponsors to improve the terms and access to equity capital. Our principals have worked at securities exchanges and in investment banking, capital markets, equity research and trading. Collectively we've worked on some 2000 equity, debt, convert and hybrid offerings at some of the largest Wall Street firms and our work has been cited in over 100 articles in all major business publications including the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Forbes and Barron's.

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

January 2003Present (9 years 4 months) Greater New York City Area

Prominent 9/11 Charity founded by the families for the families of 9/11 and featured on 60 Minutes. The Tuesday's Children is committed to helping 9/11 kids make it into productive adulthood. The charity also works with the families of First Responders and children in other areas of the World that have been impacted by acts of terrorism. see

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Publishing industry

September 2010June 2011 (10 months) Andover, MA

Crowdsourcing of content for publishing. Helium was acquired by a publicly listed company.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; NDAQ; Financial Services industry

20002003 (3 years)

Line responsibility for the listed company businesses with offices in the New York, Menlo Park, Bangalore (India), London (England), Shanghai (China), Sao Paolo (Brazil).

19972000 (3 years)

Direct reporting responsibility for all industry groups (7 Groups: Technology, Healthcare & Biotech, Telecommunications & Media, Financial Institutions, Consumer, Real Estate, Energy)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; WFC; Financial Services industry

19911997 (6 years)

Responsibility for overall equity new issues business (IPOs, Follow-ons, Converts, REITs, MLPs, PIPEs and Closed-End Funds) with offices in New York, London, Toronto and Tokyo.