David Doft

David is the Chief Financial Officer at Emerald and is responsible for leading the company’s finance organization, including strategy, corporate development, financial reporting and compliance, corporate finance, treasury, real estate, procurement, and investor relations.

Since joining Emerald in January 2020, David has overseen numerous strategic acquisitions, including PlumRiver Technologies and its Elastic Suite B2B eCommerce platform, MJBiz, Advertising Week and Bulletin.

Prior to joining Emerald, David served as Chief Financial Officer of MDC Partners for 12 years while also serving as Interim Co-Chief Executive Officer in early 2019, as MDC Partners underwent a strategic review that culminated in significant strategic investment into the company. During his time at MDC Partners, David helped scale the business into one of the ten largest global advertising & marketing communications companies, quadrupling revenue and growing MDC Partners from a $400 million to a $1.5-billion business.

Before joining MDC Partners, David held leadership roles at Cobalt Capital, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities, ABN AMRO/ING Barings Furman Selz, and CIBC World Markets. David is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

David resides in New York City with his wife Abby and their four children.