David Colin Burke

Investment Manager and Attorney, David C. Burke


Based in Northern California, David C. Burke is an experienced investment manager with a background in law. Since July 2020, he has served as the chairman and CEO of the specialty finance company Selby Lane LLC, where he provides capital and expertise to investment and asset management firms to implement strategic growth initiatives. In addition, David C. Burke serves on the board of trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and on the board of advisors of the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa.

David C. Burke is also involved in programming at Stanford University and at the University of Virginia (UVA). He is a special advisor for global experiences with Stanford's Knight Hennessy Scholars program and holds a range of positions with the latter institution. In addition to serving as a trustee with the UVA Law School Foundation, he is the co-chair of the Law School Campaign and a board member with the Miller Center. In addition, he teaches courses at both institutions.

Before joining Selby Lane, David C. Burke served for 15 years in various executive capacities at Makena Capital Management, LLC, where he managed private equity and venture capital investments on behalf of foundations, family offices, endowments, and financial institutions worldwide. Under his leadership, the company achieved $20 billion in assets under management. He also served as the managing director of the Stanford Management Company and The Investment Fund for Foundations.

David C. Burke's endeavors in the field of law encompass roles as an associate at Linklaters and Bingham McCutchen LLP. He began his career as a research analyst at Strategic Planning Associates. In the past, he has held board positions with Stanford University Athletics, Sacred Heart Schools, and Kuvare Insurance Holdings, among other entities. An alumnus of UVA, he earned a juris doctor, a master's degree in international relations, and a bachelor's degree in finance from the institution.

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