David Bobker

Managing Director, Governance and Sustainability

With Rivel since 2016

David Bobker

Dave leads the Governance and Sustainability division, responsible for the development and execution of the Corporate Governance Intelligence Council, Corporate Responsibility Advisory (ESG) and Board Evaluation services on both a national and international level. For over 20 years, Dave has provided governance and sustainability advisory services to hundreds of public companies. Dave has been on the forefront of analyzing investor perceptions and interpretation of proxy issues and ESG matters and is a recognized industry expert in the areas of corporate governance, ESG/sustainability, stakeholder engagement and disclosure.

For Rivel Governance and Sustainability clients, Dave is the lead consultant for management teams and boards on all corporate governance, ESG, stakeholder engagement and disclosure matters. He is experienced and trained in all aspects of ESG, including SASB, TCFD, SDGs, GRI, and industry specific reporting standards and frameworks. Dave works closely with client through a variety of situations, corporate actions, annual and special meetings and has organized and led dozens of high-profile engagements. Dave consults with directors and counsel for the development and execution of custom board evaluations, including assessing the alignment of views on strategy, ERM and corporate culture.

Dave is a Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Alliance Member and is active in the Society for Corporate Governance, for which he is a member of the Securities Law Committee, NIRI, and NACD. He regularly presents at local, regional and national events.

Prior to joining Rivel, Dave held roles as Vice President at Georgeson, Senior Vice President at Laurel Hill Advisory Group, Senior Vice President at AST Phoenix Advisors, and Advisory Director at Argyle.

Dave is on the advisory board for the School of Arts and Sciences at New York Institute of Technology. He is a Professional Certified and Licensed Coach and former Olympic Development Coach. He enjoys spending his free time with family, playing soccer, and is a lifelong practitioner of martial arts.

He earned a BA in English from the New York Institute of Technology.