David MacDonald is an advisor for the Trout Group. David has worked with Trout since 2004 and brought over 14 years of experience in healthcare, banking, operations, and consulting to Trout Capital. David has advised companies at all stages from start-up companies to large, public pharmaceutical companies and has executed transactions in hedge/venture fund placement, private company finance, and business development. David began his career as the CFO of Aptagen, Inc., a DNA and protein science company in Northern Virginia. He holds a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Skidmore College and an MPhil and Ph.D. from Cambridge University in Economic Theory.