David W. Risgaard, CFA® is a Managing Director and founding principal of North Star Asset Management. Prior to founding NSAM, Dave was with Associated Bank since 1990 where he had been a Trust Investment Officer. In this capacity, Dave co-managed the Capital Appreciation Funds and managed the Telecommunication Funds. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute. Dave graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. He received a BBA Degree in Finance and Management and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.