David Eisner served as the Assistant Secretary for Management of the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2018 until 2021, and as the acting Treasurer of the United States from 2020 to 2021. Prior to Treasury, Eisner had been a successful Wall Street executive, high growth CEO, entrepreneur and investor.
As the chief operating office of the Treasury Department, David was responsible for leading and executing Department-wide operations, including formulation of the Department’s $13 billon budget, strategic plan and risk management. In 2020, he played a lead role in the Treasury’s implementation of the CARES Act, including the establishment of the CARES Operations office under his control. He had oversight responsibility for all Treasury bureaus; as the Treasury’s largest bureau, the IRS was a particularly significant focus of his. In recognition of his contributions to the Treasury and the nation, David was awarded the Department’s highest recognition, the Hamilton Medal.
Prior to joining the Treasury Department, David was a private investor and the executive chairman of Compliance Science. In 1999, he co-founded, with a consortium of 10 large investment banks, TheMarkets.com, a financial software and data firm, which was sold to The McGraw-Hill Companies in 2010. David was three times named to Institutional Investor’s Online Finance 40, as one of the world’s the top fintech innovators. David spent 12 years at the investment bank, Jefferies & Company, including six years as executive vice president in the office of the chairman, during a period of unprecedented growth for the company.
Eisner earned a B.S. in accounting and government from American University. He earned a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Today, David is an operating partner at Edison Partners in Princeton, NJ and serves as chairman of one of its portfolio companies, K1x, a company that sells transformative AI-powered software that securely digitizes and distributes alternative investment data for asset managers, investors and accountants. He is also a frequent op-ed contributor; his columns have appeared in Bloomberg, Newsweek, The National Review, RealClearPolitics, TheHill, and Barron’s, among others.