Dave Chen

Chairman, Head of Product Development and Research, Equilibrium

Equilibrium invests and operates sustainably driven real assets portfolios in agriculture, food and distributed waste-water-energy infrastructure, for institutional investors. Mr. Chen is responsible for Equilibrium’s strategy, executive leadership and developing the firm’s investment products and asset strategies.

Before Equilibrium, Mr. Chen was a general partner at OVP Venture Partners (2000-2007); CEO and co-founder GeoTrust (acquired by VeriSign 2006); founder of The Ascent Group; Vice President for Marketing at Mentor Graphics; an Associate in McKinsey & Company, and one of the early team members at Solectron. 

Mr. Chen is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (2009-present) and was faculty at Stanford GSB (2011-2013), teaching courses on sustainable finance and impact investing.