As a kid David Hale was a competitive swimmer. He could have used a built-in snorkel like the Snorks had, but he had a brighter future out of the water anyway. For over 13 years David ran the privacy, IP and Security legal function at TD Ameritrade through a period of immense growth. He even encountered a young punk named Andy who had an interest in tech and privacy. Luckily for Andy, David mentored him, took him onto his team and helped him grow as a lawyer and business partner.

Aside from being a fantastic mentor, David has been in the privacy game for a long time, he was an IAPP certified pro in the early 2000s before it was so cool. And, one final fun fact: he introduced Andy and Pedro. There’s no DPBC without David!