David Lam

David Lam is the Managing Director of the Silicon Valley office where he leads WI Harper's US operations. David brings over 10 years of private equity, technology and investment banking experience to WI Harper. He focuses on information technology and clean technology sectors, and has been involved in the firm's investments in Solar Power, Inc. and Innovation Works Ltd. Prior to joining WI Harper, David was a Vice President at The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm, where he led and managed investments in telecommunications and technology-enabled business services sectors for its U.S. venture and growth capital fund. While at Carlyle, Mr. Lam served on the Board of Directors and as the Audit Committee Chair of Actelis Networks, and as a Board Observer of Air2Web, eScreen, Ingenio (acquired by AT&T) and Panasas. Previously, David served as Director of Business Development at Panasas, a leading provider of distributed networked storage systems and a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group. Mr. Lam also spent several years in marketing and business development roles at CIENA Corporation (Nasdaq: CIEN), ONI Systems (Nasdaq: ONIS), Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) and Proxim (Nasdaq: PROX), and worked in the M&A group at Robertson Stephens & Company. Prior to Robertson, Mr. Lam served as an Executive Fellow in the California Governor's Office.

David earned an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management where he was a Merit Scholar and recipient of the Patrick G. McGovern Award for Entrepreneurship. He earned an MA in Sociology and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, where he completed coursework at Beijing University and the Beijing Language Institute. Mr. Lam currently serves on the Board of Directors as the President of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association, and as an advisor to L&L Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLEN).


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