David Poppe

David Poppe is the president of Giverny Capital Asset Management, LLC. Previously, he spent 20 years at the investment firm Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb, LLC. From 2006 until his retirement at the end of 2018, he was a co-manager and director of the firm’s flagship Sequoia Fund. From 2016 to 2018, he served as the firm’s CEO. In 2011, he and a partner were named domestic equity managers of the year by the mutual fund rating service Morningstar. Before joining Ruane in 1999, David had a 12-year career in financial journalism. He’s a former Scoutmaster of his son’s Boy Scout troop and an enthusiastic skier and hiker. He and his wife Cherie Henderson are longtime supporters of TPL’s New York City Playgrounds program. He holds a BA from Columbia University.