David is President of Greenlight Capital, Inc., which he co-founded in January 1996. Greenlight is a value-oriented investment advisor whose goal is to achieve high absolute rates of return while minimizing the risk of capital loss. David is also chairman of the boards of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GLRE) and Green Brick Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRBK).
Through the work of their family foundation, the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, David and his wife Cheryl invest in programs and organizations that work towards fulfilling the Trust’s mission of helping people get along better. David is a member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees. He also serves on the boards of City Year, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and is currently the Chair of the Board of the Robin Hood Foundation.
David graduated summa cum laude with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University, where he earned a B.A. from the College of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of Fooling Some of the People All of the Time: A Long Short Story, published in May 2008.