According to the bio on his website: "David Lender was born in northern New Jersey, where he currently resides. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in Art History from the University of Connecticut. He received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with majors in Finance, Policy and Marketing.
He began his over 25-year career as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch, subsequently working for the Rothschild family’s international investment banking business, and then Banc of America Securities. He also co-founded and ran a private equity boutique, the Cromwell Group for four years, and built and ran the New York office of boutique investment bank, Cascadia Capital. He specialized in mergers and acquisitions throughout his career.
David began writing novels over 15 years ago. At one point a friend sent his first novel to a prominent New York literary agent, whose reaction was, “Not bad for somebody who doesn’t know what he’s doing yet.” She introduced David to a seasoned thriller editor and publisher who had edited Robert Ludlum’s first nine thrillers; David spent the next 18 months working with him to learn his craft.
David is currently a bestselling author of thrillers based on his over 25-year career as a Wall Street investment banker. He draws on an insider’s knowledge from his career in mergers and acquisitions with Merrill Lynch, Rothschild and Bank of America for the international settings, obsessively driven personalities and real-world financial intrigues of his novels. His characters range from corporate power brokers to misfits and scam artists. He lives in northern New Jersey with his family and a beloved pitbull named Styles."