Wall Street 50 – 2006

David Dempsey/Bentley Associates L.P.

David Dempsey has over twenty-six years of experience as an international investment banker specializing in private equity, mergers and acquisitions. He is currently a Managing Director at Bentley Associates L.P. in New York. He was a Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions Group, at Bankers Trust and Prudential Securities in New York and, earlier in his career, he was also a Principal at the management consulting firm of Booz Allan & Hamilton. He started his career at the Chase Bank in London after completing his term as Secretary General of AIESEC International in Brussels, Belgium. He is an Advisory Board member for the Pennell Venture Partners Marathon Fund L.P., a private equity fund. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of 205-69 Inc. and AIESEC U.S. Inc. He is also the founder of the China Investment Group, LLC.

David grew up in Dublin and earned a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin and his M.B.A. from Fordham University Graduate Business School. He was also a Visiting Professional at New York University. He is also a Commercial Pilot and Master Flight Instructor and lives in New York City with his wife, Deborah.