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David M. deWilde

Private Investor and Management Consultant
Formerly, Founder and CEO, Chartwell Partners International
President, Government National Mortgage Association

David M. deWilde


Since 1984 David M. deWilde has been engaged in executive search and leadership assessment and taught recently in the Leadership Development Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 1989, he founded Chartwell Partners International, an executive search firm that served private equity firms and public companies nationwide in recruiting CEOs and other senior management. Chartwell Partners was acquired in 1999 by TMP Worldwide, a subsidiary of Monster.com, where he served as a Managing Director until 2001.

Earlier, deWilde served as Executive Vice President of Policy and Planning for Fannie Mae and developed its successful turnaround strategy in 1982. Earlier, he was appointed by President Gerald Ford to serve as President of the Government National Mortgage Association. Before heading Fannie Mae, he served as Deputy Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration.

David’s finance background includes investment banking, first at Lehman Brothers, and later, as a Managing Director of Lepercq de Neuflize & Co. He began his career in international law on Wall Street and later moved to Washington to become Associate General Counsel of HUD. He has served as a director of several public and private corporations, in financial services, real estate and the fashion industry.

He holds degrees from Dartmouth College, AB; University of Virginia School of Law, JD; and Stanford Graduate School of Business, MS in Management.

Last updated on 06/12/2014