David W. Lemons, CFA

Prior to joining East Coast as a Senior Managing Director, David was the President and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Knott Asset Management (KAM) in Cambridge, MA. While at KAM, he managed the firm’s global and multi-cap U.S. investment strategies, both with a strong value orientation, for institutional and individual clients. He had founded Vedette Asset Management, a boutique money management firm, in 2006 before merging it with Knott Asset Management in May 2011. From 2002 to 2005, David was Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at Foster, Dykema, Cabot & Co., a private wealth advisory firm in Boston. Before that, he served as Vice President and Investment Manager at Cambridge Trust Company. He also worked for over six years as an investment manager at Fidelity Investments in Boston, focusing on asset allocation strategies. He started his financial career in 1988 at Johnson & Higgins as a Business Analyst, eventually working with the Energy Group in New York covering oil and gas companies and alternative energy firms.

David graduated from Trinity College with a B.A. in History, studied Economics at the University of London/London School of Economics and is a CFA charterholder. He is also a member of the Boston Economic Club, the Cape Ann Investment Forum, and the Boston Security Analyst Society. David lives in Hamilton, MA, with his two children and where he has served on the Economic Development Committee for the town’s Board of Selectmen and as Treasurer and Board member of Stoneridge Children’s Montessori School.