David Scharf is a Managing Director at Rock Mountain Capital and focuses on operations and strategic initiatives, leveraging his vast experience building out corporate infrastructure and guiding companies on a path to operational/financial best practices. Mr. Scharf currently serves as a Director of Spark Dental Management, VCM Products and PurposeBuilt Brands.
Previously, Mr. Scharf was an Operating Advisor to Carlyle’s middle market focused fund, the Carlyle Equity Opportunity Fund (CEOF) from 2013 to 2019. Upon Carlyle’s investment in Galaxy Brands, Mr. Scharf served as its Chief Operating Officer until the company was sold by Carlyle to Sequential Brands, after which Mr. Scharf rejoined CEOF as an Operating Advisor.
Prior to working with Carlyle, Mr. Scharf worked at ESL Investments, Prentice Capital, Basso Capital and Hutchin Hill Capital investing in both the public and private markets. Mr. Scharf began his career at Arkin-Medo Inc. a wholesaler serving the printing and publishing industry, eventually becoming CEO. The business was sold to Fuji Film International in 2001, where Mr. Scharf participated in an industry roll up of over $2 billion in revenues.
Mr. Scharf earned his B.S. degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Fordham Law School.