David G. Bunning

Director at Imvax


Mr. Bunning is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of the TLP Group, LLC (TLP), which he established in 2004. Investing in a broad range of asset classes in both public and private markets, TLP and its affiliates are the principal investing arm of the Bunning Family Office. Prior to TLP, Mr. Bunning joined Citadel Investment Group LLC (Citadel) in 1991 when the firm’s assets under management were less than $20 million. When Mr. Bunning left Citadel in 2004 as a Principal, Head of Global Credit Trading, and a member of the Management Committee the firm had assets under management in excess of $10 billion.

Mr. Bunning devoted a substantial amount of his time from 2004 through 2013 to supporting efforts to develop effective treatments for life-threatening food allergies, with the ultimate goal of developing a cure for this disease. In search for a cure, Mr. Bunning and his family foundation provided funding for research and built collaborative relationships among research leaders at universities across the country, including Harvard, Stanford, Northwestern, University of Chicago, Duke and Johns Hopkins. Mr. Bunning was instrumental in spearheading the inaugural Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) symposium at Harvard Medical School. Bringing together thought leaders in food allergy research, the NIH, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the pharmaceutical industry, and patient advocates, these now annual symposiums aim to develop a coordinated strategy for the treatment of life-threatening food allergies.

Reinforced by his experiences with life-threatening food allergies, Mr. Bunning continues to believe in the positive impact that venture philanthropy and early stage biotechnology company incubation can have in achieving transformative healthcare outcomes.

Mr. Bunning has a B.A. from Harvard College and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. He is currently the Chairman of the board of directors for FARE, and has been an active member of the board of directors of Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Ducks Unlimited, and the National Wrestling Coaches Association.


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