David Dupree is the recently retired Founder, Senior Partner, and Chairman of The Halifax Group, a private equity firm based in Washington, DC. Prior to founding Halifax in 1999, David was a Managing Director and Partner with The Carlyle Group, where he was primarily responsible for investments in health, wellness, and related sectors. Prior to that, he was a Principal in Corporate Finance with Montgomery Securities and Alex Brown & Sons. David earned a B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his M.B.A. from the Wake Forest University Schools of Business. David is also Director Emeritus of Whole Foods Markets, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFMI and a Fortune 500 company), prior to being acquired by Amazon, where he served as a director from 1997 until 2008. As a Whole Foods director, he served on the Audit Committee and was chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee. David is currently a fourth term trustee of Wake Forest University and a member of the Executive Committee and Compensation Committee. He also served as Chairman of the Investment Policy Committee for the Wake Forest Endowment and is currently a Founder and Chairman of Verger Capital Management ($2.5b AUM) which also manages the Wake Forest Endowment as an outsourced CIO. In 2016, David was the first non-Wake Forest undergraduate recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Wake Forest University. David also served as a trustee for the Potomac School in McLean, VA and was Chairman of the Potomac School’s Investment Committee and was also a member of the Finance Committee and the Executive Committee.