David Fishman

Chairman at Planful

David is a Managing Director and joined Vector in 2006. He manages the Private Equity Investment Team and has been actively involved in Vector’s investments in SafeNet, RAE Systems, Aladdin Knowledge Systems (merged with SafeNet), Teletrac (formerly Trafficmaster), Technicolor S.A., Open Solutions, ChyronHego, Allegro Development, Saba Software, and Halogen Software (acquired by Saba).

David currently serves on the Board of Directors of Allegro Development, ChyronHego, and Saba Software. David was previously a Director of Technicolor S.A., SafeNet (acquired by Gemalto), RAE Systems (acquired by Honeywell), Teletrac (acquired by Danaher), and Aladdin Knowledge Systems (merged with SafeNet). He sits on the investment committee of both the private equity funds and the Vector Credit Opportunity Fund. He was named the Technology Investor of the Year – North America by ACQ Finance Magazine.

Prior to joining Vector, David worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. for 10 years and was a Managing Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions area, focused primarily on technology and media transactions. David worked closely with senior management teams to analyze and execute a variety of strategic alternatives, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and leveraged buyouts. In his time at Goldman, David led or participated in over 30 transactions worth an aggregate value of $120 billion, including transactions involving Microsoft, eBay, Adobe, IBM, Oracle, and PeopleSoft. Prior to Goldman Sachs, David worked at JPMorgan where he was responsible for raising debt financing for the firm’s corporate clients.

David has an MBA with Distinction from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. with honors in Economics from Duke University.


  • Chairman

    Current role